Who knew salads could taste so good and be travel-friendly? Mason jar salads can be prepped days in advance and can be packed with a ton of flavor.
It can be difficult to get helathy at work. You either don’t have enough time or have a ton of time to cook from scratch everyday. Rather opting for over salted, processed takeout meals, it is so easy to make healthy salads for lunch.
It all starts with this mutli-purpose mason jar that be a portable way to bring in your lunch. You can prep, mix and enjoy your salads in one jar. Howcool is that?!
Important tip before we get started a great way to keep your salads fresh is by placing the any wet ingredients on the bottom of the jar like the dressing. The more perishable ingredients will be on the top so they won’t be destroyed by the time you are ready to eat your lunch. Here’s a picture to help out.
Here are 9 recipes that help you get your greens in all week long with little effort.
Let’s Make Some Lunch!
Mason Jar Zucchini Pasta Salad with Avocado Spinach Dressing
Found from Sugar Free Mom
Zucchini ribbons are a wonderful way to have a healthy salad that can stand up to a lot of flavor. The avocado spinach dressing is creamy and luscious that goes nicely with raw vegetables; that makes this salad an easy mason jar to go!
Shrimp & Feta Cobb Salad in a Jar
Found from Savoring the Thyme
A shrimp and feta salad is a fun and tasty twist on a classic Cobb salad. This salad is perfect for a hot summer day; it’s perfect for a work lunch or a nice picnic.
Asian Noodle Salad in a Jar
Found from Foxes Love Lemons
This right here is not a traditional green salad but sure is healthy and easy to make. Although this is a salad it is plenty filling and a little more exciting!
Caprese Salad In a Jar
Found from Chubby Vegetarian
I am a sucker for a simple caprese salad and I love this even more. The fact that it is easy to travel with is even better. Pour the balsamic and oil over the salad just before serving. Have some sliced baguette for a complete meal!
Greek Mason Jar Salads
Found from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
How beautiful is this salad?! You can see all the layers of ingredients and right before eating simply shake up the jar to mix the salad. Make several salads at a time to save extra time in the morning before work. It is a nice and refreshing salad for lunch!
BLT Salad in a Jar
Found from It All Started with Paint
Here is a comfort food turned into a light salad that won’t weigh you down during work. I like to add a little avocado on top for an extra creamy element!
Thai Noodle Salad
Found from Dip Diva
Thai noodle salad is nice and light but packs a punch with flavor. It can be eaten cold which or room temperature which is perfect for on the go. Add chicken or shrimp for more protein!
Pomegranate & Pear Salad Recipe
Found from Fake Food Free
I love pomegranates because of the pop of juice and crunchy texture. Pears are great because they can hold up to hanging out all day. All you need is to add a little lemon juice right on top of them to prevent the color from browning and it adds more flavor!
Chopped Black Bean and Corn Mason Jar Salad
Found from Organize Yourself Skinny
Black beans can hang out for days in the fridge and are a great source of protein. This is more like a southwest salad. It’s easy to add chicken or steak even tofu on top!
Salad for lunch is a must because of the light and fresh taste but we often don’t know how to take them on the go. By making salads are travel friendly and taste good is a brilliant way of enjoying your lunch!
Happy Lunch Time!
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