Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mason jar salads: healthful meal prepping, quick and easy!

I'm obsessed with easy-to-make, healthful mason jar salads! It's the best way to keep your greens from getting soggy with dressing on them, since the dressing stays on the bottom.


These salads will stay fresh in your fridge for up to a week, although I recommend consuming them more quickly if you do choose to make them with a soft cheese, like I did in this video.


When you make a mason jar salad, here are some guidelines:

Step #1. Put dressing on the bottom
Step #2. Add hard veggies and fruit (I used zucchini and baby beets, but other good ones are carrots, peppers, onions and celery)
Step #3. Add beans and legumes, you could also throw in grains/quinoa
Step #4. Add soft veggies and fruit such as avocado, tomato, mushroom
Step #5. Stuff your greens on top! Pack it in there!
Step #6. Top with nuts and seeds, and sometimes I throw in some bacon bits and/or green onions

When you're ready to eat your salad, if you have a runny-type dressing like the first salad I made in the video, you can just shake it up then dump it all on a plate. However, if you have a creamier dressing like the second salad I show here, then you may have to scrape the bottom out with your fork and spread the dressing around.

Have you ever tried making a mason jar salad? If so, what is your favorite recipe? Let me know in your comments below!

14 comments:

  1. I love this and you are sooooo good I want more videos! Sharing

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    1. I really appreciate that coming from you Kristen!!! XO

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  2. What a yummy treat. It looks tasty too-- in the jar. YUM

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    1. It's soooo simple and it does look good, which makes me want to eat more salads!

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  3. SO cool! And you go.. losing 13 pounds!! That is awesome.. I need to get on the mason jar salad bandwagon!

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    1. LOL thank you Lauren! I'm down 16 now. :) YAY!

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  4. excellent work! we eat salads probably 5 nights out of 7. and i looooooove mason jars!

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    1. Rock that healthy lifestyle, Nicole!

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  5. I try this before. You are so right, the portion was just right and my salad was fresh all day.

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    1. That's awesome that you were ahead of the trend, Talitha! :)

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  6. Cute idea..if only I ate salad!! haha!! ;)

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  7. Why have I never thought of this before?! This is genius!

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    1. I'm so glad you agree, Martha! I eat these EVERY DAY!

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