Get all the best tips plus 5 low carb recipes for mason jar salads!
I am big on eating big salads. A really good salad for lunch can pack your day full of veggies and help you get the nutrients you need. It also makes you feel virtuous and sets you on the right path for eating well throughout the rest of the day. Done right, they can be utterly delicious and filling too. So those are the pros and they are not insignificant. But the cons can trip you up in your salad-for-lunch quest. You’re busy, you’re on the go, you don’t have time to prep a salad for lunch every day. Even if you do have time, it’s not the most transportable of foods. If you dress it in the morning, it’s a soggy mess by lunch time. And if you don’t dress it, you’re carrying two containers with you to work.
That, my friends, is where Mason Jar Salads come in. You may have thought this was just a fun fad but honestly, if you want to carry salad to work, packing it into a mason jar is the way to go. You only need the one container, they stay fresh and don’t get soggy, AND you can make them several days in advance. Which means that you can pack several salads in one go and cut down on prep work.
But there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to make a Mason Jar Salad. You can’t just throw in all the ingredients willy nilly, you must follow a specific order so that it maintains its flavour and freshness. Want to become an expert? Want some fun mason jar salad ideas?
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