Healthy and delicious Salad in a Jar for springtime meals.
Salads in a Jar are both beautiful and delicious. Spring is the perfect time to make these yummy creations. I begin craving these salads just as the days get warmer and the pastures show the first hint of green grass on the ranch.
Ready to go Salads in Jars…
- Keep you on track with healthy eating goals
- Pack a nutritious punch
- Have tremendous color, texture and taste
- Give your day a little bit of summertime freshness
- Are easy to prepare
- Are economical
- Are easily portable
- Are ready to go at mealtime
- Have limitless possibilities!
I usually make three at a time if only preparing for myself. I find they stay fresh for at least 3 days. The 24oz. tall, wide-mouthed Ball jars work perfectly—you can get them here. The jar can be transported “as is;” but I just found these silicone jackets to protect the glass. Just look at the beautiful color of the fruit and vegetables! Yum!
Begin with the jars…
Here are a few guidelines for success…
I really like this brand of dressing…the Blush Wine (with the strawberry image) is especially good with fruit and grilled chicken. Get it here.
This Salad in a Jar was yesterday’s lunch…Heavenly!
3 T. Blush Wine Vinaigrette, 2 oz. leftover grilled chicken, 6 blackberries, 3 sliced strawberries, slaw mix, packed spinach and lettuce (it doesn’t look like a lot of green because it is packed in but, trust me, there is a lot), Chia seeds, sunflower seeds. It was very delicious, fresh and filling.
Let me know what you add to your Salad in a Jar! I can’t wait to hear about your fresh and delicious creations!
Also, I didn’t add any cheese to these jars. But you could add feta, cheddar, or even chunks of a lowfat cheese stick to the protein portion.
Have a great day, Nikki