I Love salads. I love the variety you can make, the flavor, the crunch and the obvious benefits as far as eating clean and healthy… But I HATE the time it takes to make an individual salad for one meal. It is so inconvenient to drag everything out of the fridge for just one serving.
Enter Pinterest stage right.
The inventor of the canning jar salad is a genious! Same prep time as for one salad but you can make as many as you can eat in a week. As long as the dressing stays at the bottom of the jar, the lettuce at the top will stay fresh and crisp. It is an incredible time saver. I Just pop one of these babies in my cooler and take it to work after prepping them on Sunday. I will never have the excuse of being too busy to pack my lunch. Therefore I will never be stuck eating fried chicken tenders or old pizza from the cafeteria at the hospital. I love these little things so much for that reason alone.
Start off with a few canning jars of your choice. I use the wide mouth 24 ounce 1.5 pint jars sold on Amazon Prime for about 13 dollars for nine of them… How can you go wrong??
I fill the bottom of the jar with 5 ounces of cubed turkey. We buy the all natural “slice your own” hunk-o-turkey from BJs. No preservatives and it is delicious. 5 ounces is more than most people need but I am feeding a baby as well remember…
Add your salad dressing at this point and be very careful not to get any one the side of the jar.
Time to add the fixings! I start with seeds and nuts, cranberries then Goat cheese, followed by cucumbers, peppers and then I smash in as much Lettuce as the jar will hold.
Behold the wonder of real Fast Food…. Just pop them in your bag, keep cold, don’t let them tip, and then dump and enjoy. You can add anything you like. I am going to be experimenting with beans, quinoa, perhaps some fruit like apples and pears. Who get’s this excited about Salad? This girls does…
I call them Salad bombs because once you unload them into your bowl, BOOM, There it is…..