I have seen these great little tips for jar salads and thought I would share the tips. All of us are busy and I am constantly encouraging prep time. Prepare for your week ahead of time and you are less likely to make unhealthy choices during the week. Here is a link for more information on salad in jar tips The Kitchen
How to arrange ingredients: This will help you avoid a soggy salad.
From BOTTOM to TOP:
Hard boiled eggs
Any other meat or proteins
Baby spinach or lettuce
1) Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
2) Store in fridge for up to a week
3) When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!
You can make any arrangement you want… you can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers. Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—(a MUST).
****NOTE**** If your making a few salads at a time for the week, you MUST remember to vacuum seal the Mason Jars. (Mason jars can be bought at Wal-Mart, and various grocery stores) They must be vacuum sealed to remain fresh and crisp Here are two different ways to vacuum seal a mason jar
Non Food-saver vacuum seal
Here are some healthy salads we love and dressings to try this tip.
1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 large banana, sliced
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 c. Just Like Sugar
1/3 c. mixture of Red Wine Vinegar & White Vinegar
1/3 c. olive oil
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 c. fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
1 tsp. poppy seeds
In a salad bowl mix the salad ingredients. For the dressing, mix the first five ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in thawed strawberries and poppy seeds. Drizzle over salad and mix in.
Just Like Sugar Ingredients
Ingredients: chicory root, calcium, vitamin C and natural flavor, orange peel.
Click here for more info on Just Like Sugar.
Sassy Lemon Dressing Salad
1/4 tsp Sassy Vinaigrette Dressing Spice
1/2 tsp Lemon Pepper
2T MCT Oil
1/4 cup of water
1/8 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 packet of stevia powder
A great dressing for your favorite salad or veggies. I also sprinkle the Lemon Pepper on top after pouring the dressing. I will mix the ingredients in a cup and pour over salad. This is a single serving. A great afternoon snack or make a larger batch and serve for dinner.
Creamy Salad Dressing
Blend together and enjoy! Makes for a great replacement for Caesar salad dressing!
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1 rounded Tbsp. Heavenly Ranch Salad Dressing
3/4 c. mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
1/2 c. buttermilk
Blend together and enjoy!
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