We all know salads are healthy and great for weightloss, glowing skin, detoxing,etc. but its easy to lose interest if you don’t switch things up every now and then. In my journey to find a more exciting way to add salads into my diet, I tried out this recipe and loved it! I think preparing your salads in mason jars make eating salads a lot more convent and easier to bring to work/school. Since the dressing is at the bottom, your ingredients stay crisp and fresh for up to 3-4 days without getting soggy! This means that you can prepare your lunches ahead of time and they will be ready to just grab and go in the mornings.
Best part about salads is that you can add in any fruit or veggies you like! So go through your fridge and fruit bowl and pick out your favourite combinations.
Here are the ingredients I used:
I decided to go for a french dijon mustard style dressing (current favourite). I prefer to make my own dressings as they don’t contain fillers like gluten and artificial flavours and colouring. Comment below if you would like me to do a blog post on my top healthy homemade dressing recipes!
I like to make and store my homemade salad dressing in some kind of glass container.
I’m using a small mason jar here (yes… I’m obsessed with mason jars).
Mix everything up with either a blender, whisk or fork! I love using my NutriBullet blender so creamy dressings.
I like to chop all my fruits and veggies in small bite sized pieces. Makes eating a salad a whole lot easier and you get a little bit of everything all in one bite:)
Here’s a step by step guide on how to make your salad in a mason jar. If your using lighter grains like millet and quinoa then you’ll want to add them on top of the soft veggies. Otherwise harder grains like brown rice, pasta and barley are fine with the beans and legumes.
Now you have a delicious salad in a mason jar perfect to take with you on the go to work, school or even a picnic! (way too cold right now in Canada but you know what I mean).
Leave a comment below telling me what your favourite salad combo is!
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Love this idea and the pictures of each step that you took to make the salad! Can you tell me the size of the mason jars you use, please? Also, how long does the salad stay fresh in the mason jars? My worry is that the avocado will brown.
Thanks for your help!
Thank you! I believe these were 1L size mason jars 🙂 I found the avocado didn’t brown if it was covered by the veggies and the lid was kept on. Try tossing them in lemon or lime juice if you’re worried and see if that helps. Another option would be just to bring the whole avocado with you do work and add it in on the spot when you’re ready for lunch!
Love this, Fantastic idea! I will defiantly be trying this out.
I love this idea! What a great way to be able to pack a salad for lunch.
With summer coming up, here are some of my favorite summer salad recipes:
Thanks! Your salads look yummy, especially that chicken and blueberry one!
I would love for you to do a blog on your fav homemade salad dressings.
Always looking for a good dressing recipe….I don’t like store bought bottle dressing.
Thanks Cindy! I’ll work on filming a recipe video showing my top salad dressings 🙂
I love this idea! I just got into mason jars, and this is very exciting. 🙂
Thanks Danny! I’m obsessed with mason jars lol
I’m definitely becoming obsessed too! Btw I love your videos… Your becoming my fav YouTuber. Your super inspiring. 🙂
Thank you Dany! Thats so sweet 🙂
Good luck with everything!! And congrats on your 5k subscribers!! I’ll be supporting you the whole way. 🙂
Thanks! Thats so sweet of you! xo