Apr 22

Mason Jar Salads

Blog posts discussing Mason jar salads (for example – here, here, and here) have been popping up all over the place lately.  I’ve been working out and trying to eat healthier for the past month or so, and this seemed like JUST the thing to try.

Now, I KNOW I have a bunch of Mason jars in this house, SOMEWHERE… but I couldn’t find ANY tonight.  Of course, I had already bought all of my yummy, yummy ingredients, so I had to made do with what I had.  This is the end result:

Don't they look yummy?

We’ll see how it works.  The jars on the bottom have a rubber seal, and seem to really hold the seal well – so I’ll save those for later in the week.  I’ll eat the salads in the Gladware on Monday and Tuesday.

Included are all sorts of yummy things: ginger or raspberry vinegarette dressing, carrots, broccoli, red and green bell peppers, granny smith apples, a handful of nut/sunflower seed mix, sugar snap peas, grilled chicken and a lettuce mix with baby spinach and romaine.  The leftovers ended up being dinner tonight.

This is an experiment – but I followed the “rules” as laid out in other blogs.  Dressing on the bottom, dense veggies directly on top of the dressing, and lettuce on top.  Packed in fairly tightly, to reduce air between items.  Hopefully this will help me in my quest for a healthier life!