Are you feeling like you are at the point where you are just working off the crap you eat at lunch? These healthy salads in a jar are a complete meal. With the convenience of making them several days before, you can have these grab-and-go ready as you hit the road. They make life easier and healthier.
I first saw similar post in the blog SaladInAjar.com by Paula on storing cut lettuce using foodsavers and mason jars. Even though delis and grocery stores have been selling pre-made salads. It is a major plus when you know exactly what is in yours.
Keeping salad greens fresh tasting can be challenging especially when combined with other ingredients in a container. The trick is to use vegetables that tend to be more stable and can hold up for days in the fridge.
Here is how to make your very own salad in a jar (Fast healthy food) for the week:
- They keep longer if the ingredients used are dry before stacking meaning if you use beans , drain them and pat dry, if using strawberries pat dry. The ingredient that is going to come into contact with greens MUST be dry as when greens get wet they spoil really fast.
- Do not use pre-cut lettuce, buy and cut your own lettuce head. You will never know how long they have been pre-cut.
- Baby spinach does not need to be cut as they are small enough
- REMEMBER ; moisture and oxygen are the enemies of salad greens. Where possible use a food saver to seal jars of lettuce.
Create your own combos. Other veggies that hold well are green beans and cauliflower.
Your healthy fast food salad is locked and loaded. Store in the fridge and each working day grab one jar on your way out, when it is time to eat just SHAKE IT UP and enjoy.
Here are some blogs with salad-in-a-jar recipes:
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