Meal Prep Mason Jar Salads
If you have an extra 10 minutes this weekend, spend it on your meal prep. I don’t know about you, but taking the daily “what’s for lunch” or “what’s for dinner” question out of the equation makes my life less stressful, more healthy, and happier. My whole mission in founding The Fresh 20 was to share the secrets of successful meal prep and meal planning with you.
And that’s where this salad comes in. A fresh, vibrant, healthy lunch that you can prep in 10 minutes for the entire week. The sigh of relief you feel when you grab this nutritious salad from the fridge on a busy day, knowing that you’ll be nourishing your body and the the work is already done, will amaze you.
Building a Mason Jar Salad
Mason jar salads are totally customizable. You can add whatever protein you like, just keep in mind that cooked chicken should be consumed within 4 days, and steak within 2. (That shredded chicken from your homemade chicken broth works beautifully here!) Beans have the best lasting power, so that’s our go-to. You can also add a layer of grains. I love quinoa and Israeli couscous in mason jar salads.
A few tips for building your mason jar salads:
- Prep all your ingredients first.
- Use wide-mouth jars to make layering easier.
- Layer hard veggies or fruits on the bottom, and add grains over them if you’re using any
- Add herbs or lettuces at the top so they don’t wilt.
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Easy Mason Jar Salad Recipe for Meal Prep
Enjoying this salad is as easy as adding dressing, giving it a shake and emptying the jar into a bowl!
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