Need a quick and easy lunch to grab on the go? Mason Jar Salads are the perfect solution and the combinations are endless!
Start with the Dressing
Want a great mason jar salad? Focus on the layering! It's best to start with the dressing, we recommend Betr Health recipes like Strawberry Vinaigrette. If you're short on time, 2 tbsp of organic bottled dressing such as Bragg Healthy Vinaigrette or Ginger Sesame Dressing are great options as well.
If you want to eat your salad within a few days, place the dressing into the bottom of the jar. If you are planning multiple days ahead, consider storing the dressing separately in a leak-proof, small container.
Add in Resilient Veggies
Resilient veggies are heartier vegetables that can last in the bottom of the jar without getting soggy from the dressing and can handle the pressure of having other, ingredients on top of them. Our favorites: raw onion, peppers, celery, fennel, cucumbers, edamame, grape tomatoes. Diced apples are a fun, sweet option- just sprinkle a little lemon juice onto the apples first to keep them from browning.
Pack in Some Protein
For a meal that will fill you up for hours, layer some lean protein on your veggies. Our favorites: chopped hard-boiled egg whites, diced chicken breast, grilled steak or shrimp or quinoa.
Grab Your Greens
Now, place a generous handful of greens on top of your other ingredients. Pack the greens tightly to ensure the layers will stay in place. Dark varieties of greens contain more nutrients so reach for items like kale, spinach or spring mix with chopped romaine.
Top it Off
With your mason jar, mostly full, sprinkle on your favorite toppings like hemp or chia seeds and even some berries.
At mealtime, grab a plate or a bowl, shake up the jar and enjoy! Just don't forget to pack a fork if you'll be eating it on the go!