I have been struggling with eating healthy lunches. I am always forgetting to put something together the night before and end up grabbing a packet of instant oatmeal or a tupperware of mystery leftovers. Sometimes I will make a peanut butter sandwich but those get boring after a while. I have this bad habit of eating out a lot too. The Domestic Geek has the answer to my lunch time crisis…pre-made salads in a jar. These four recipes are just the thing to make work lunches wonderful again!
These 4 salads are fantastic! And when made right will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. That means if you make them on Sunday you will be set for lunches until Thursday. (Then go out to eat with your friends on Friday.) There is a protein packed chopped salad, a spicy Greek salad, an Asian inspired salad, and a fresh and fruity salad. The fruit one is my favorite because of the candied pecans, fruit, and because I like lettuce on my salads more than vegetables. This is one of the best and tastiest ways that mason jars can be repurposed! Oh yeah…be sure you put the dressing in first or your salads definitely won’t last the week.
I love mason jar recipes! They are portable, adorable, and delicious. Greatist has a wonderful roundup of 27 other ones you should try. Especially the pot pies!