Jar Salads

jar saladI 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:
Dressing
Shredded carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Sunflower seeds
Hard boiled eggs
Any other meat or proteins
Baby spinach or lettuce

DIRECTIONS:
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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb1gfVSB9Y
Non Food-saver vacuum seal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMDfyRjfBbc

Here are some healthy salads we love and dressings to try this tip.

Spinach Summer SaladSummer Spinach Salad

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

Dressing:
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

1 1/2 Tbsp. Sassy Vinaigrette Seasoning
4 Tbsp. MCT Oil
2 Tbsp. filtered water
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 c. cottage cheese or Greek Yogurt
15 drops liquid stevia

Blend together and enjoy! Makes for a great replacement for Caesar salad dressing!

Click here to purchase the Sassy Vinaigrette dressing/seasoning!

spice-collectionHeavenly Ranch Creamy Salad Dressing

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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1 Comment

  1. Sherri Scates on March 28, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I love reading your articles. I am ready to get started on your program. Thanks for the great salad recipes too!