Quick and Healthy Eating During The Week
We discovered mason jar salads a few years back and since then they have become a staple in our homes. They take a bit of prep time, but are well worth it. They are a big time saver for our families and have made it easier to eat a quick and healthy meal during the work week.
What You Need To Know
Here is the skinny on mason jar salad assembly. The layering process is the key to making sure they don't go soggy.
Choose how many salads you want to make. Line up your jars. Note: We like to use a larger jar with a wide-mouth lid so it's easy to scoop out.
Add 2-4 tablespoons of your favourite salad dressing, depending how saucy you like your salad.
Chop and add your favourite harder veggies like carrots, beans, chickpeas (yum), celery, whatever you like. Add a layer of these veggies on top of the dressing.
Add your other veggies like peppers, corn, tomatoes and cucumbers. You can also add a layer of grains like brown rice or quinoa if you want to make it a bit heartier.
Time for the leafy greens, spinach, lettuce, again you choose. This should take up about 1/3 of the jar.
Finally you can top with protein if you like, grilled chicken, tofu, whatever you like.
Put the lids on and put them in the fridge. When you're ready to eat shake them up and pour them on a plate, in a bowl, or eat them right out of the jar!
There are a ton of delicious recipes online. For more inspiring ideas, search "mason jar salad" or "mason jar breakfast recipes" online, to discover your family's favourites.
This is a convenient way to stay on track with healthy eating. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!