4 Healthy Salad in a Jar Recipes for the New Year

January 5, 2015

One of the secrets to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is keeping nutritious foods on hand.  When we run out of a bag of mixed greens or forget to bring our lunch to work, we are often tempted high calorie convenience foods.  Salads in a jar can be your secret weapon.  Not only are they extremely versatile so you never have to eat the same meal twice but they are easy to put together on any busy weeknight.  The method is the same the only difference are the ingredients and flavor profile of the vinaigrette.  When preparing salad in a jar, it is important to add the greens last.  The moisture from the other ingredients can way down the leaves and make them soggy.  Also, keep the vinaigrette separate as well for the same reason.  Having these delicious salad in a jar recipes around will help you keep your new year's resolution goals.

Salad in a Jar Recipes
Recipes from The Domestic Geek

Fresh & Fruity Salad-In-A-Jar: 
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
5 Strawberries, diced
Red onion, chopped
Goat cheese, crumbled

Protein-Packed Chopped Salad-In-A-Jar: 
Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing
Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Red potatoes, diced and steamed
Egg, boiled and diced
Green beans, steamed

Asian-Inspired Salad-In-A-Jar:
Tangy Citrus Avocado Dressing
Edamame, steamed and shelled
Red cabbage
Broccoli florets, steamed

Greek Salad-In-A-Jar:
Creamy Greek Dressing
Black olives
Feta cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers, diced
Yellow peppers, diced

For full recipe instructions, watch the video below or click here.

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