salad in a jar step by stepWhen you are a busy family, it’s hard to find the time to pack your kid’s lunches and then your lunch. Here is a great lunch if you are on the go and you can make it the night before.  Fill up a mason jar with all of your favorites like:  veggies, cheese, turkey, marinated chicken, celery, carrots, red onion, romaine hearts, spring mix, spinach, hard boiled eggs, corn, and the list can go on and on. I think the best way to approach salad in a jar is to use what you have on hand.

The salad dressing will go in first, then you can build your salad from there. In this salad in a jar I added:  tomatoes, carrots, celery, gorgonzola cheese, corn, cranraisins and spring mix salad. Then when you are ready to have lunch, shake and eat! You can eat right out of the jar or pour onto a plate. I like to add some extra lettuce for more crunch. This was a winning combination of flavors.  The choices are limitless though. Here are some suggestions:

Spinach Salad – organic baby spinach leaves, hard boiled eggs, turkey bacon, cranraisins, tomatoes, strawberries, and poppyseed or vadalia onion dressing.

Romaine Salad – corn, shredded carrots, cheddar cheese, honey roasted turkey, golden raisins, and red onions with a light vinaigrette.

Go GREEK! – romaine hearts, tomatoes, cucumbers, red & green peppers, black olives, marinated chicken and red onion with red wine vinegar and a touch of olive oil.

Kale Yeah!– Organic curly Kale leaves drizzle with olive and lemon to soften leaves, corn, cranraisins, chick peas (my favorite!!!!!), chunks of your favorite cheese, and a lemon vinaigrette.

Cobb Salad – Romaine or iceberg lettuce, diced hard boiled eggs, bacon, blue cheese, avocado, tomatoes and a creamy dressing.

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