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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Make-Ahead Jar Salads




Get a head start on the new week (and feel so completely organized) by assembling fresh, delicious and good-for-you salads. By taking a little time to slice and dice your veggies this weekend, you can enjoy healthy lunches throughout the week.





Just gather up an assortment of your favorite veggies, start with a couple tablespoons of your favorite dressing on the bottom and begin layering. Be sure to start with some of your more firm ingredients like carrots, radishes and bell pepper. Layer in the rest and add the greens on top. Also, it’s a good idea to place a folded paper towel or napkin on top of the greens before screwing on the lid. This helps to absorb any excess moisture and will help keep your salad fresh. When you’re ready to eat, just be sure to open the jar, remove the paper towel, replace the lid tightly, then shake the jar to distribute the dressing, then pour onto a plate or in a bowl.

Enjoy!

Here’s a (short) list of possible ingredients:
Radishes
Grated carrot
Corn
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Red cabbage
Green onions
Red onions
Cucumbers
Dried cranberries
Kiwi or orange slices
Blueberries or strawberries
Sunflower kernels
Almonds
Pecans
Small pasta
Bell pepper
Black olives
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Ham or turkey, diced
Spring salad mix,
Spinach
Kale
Arugula
Radicchio
Boiled eggs
Cheese


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