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Mason Jar Salad Lunches

Niki Lowry of The Daily Muse has a great idea for bringing a salad lunch to work — bring it in a Mason jar! On top of looking beautiful and inspiring everyone that opens the office fridge to want salad too, the vertical orientation serves a purpose. By layering from …

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Salad in a jar - FYI, it does seem to work with regular tupperware, with a snug lid. Also topped with a paper towel to avoid excess moisture. Do not overfill! It makes shaking harder :)

start by adding the the salad toppings to the bottoms of the jar. Then I usually add a thin layer of broccoli sprouts for added nutrition and to separate the lettuce from any wet ingredients, and then stuff in as much lettuce as I can. Make sure you squeeze lemon juice on apples and pears to keep them from browning, and lemon or lime juice on avocados.

Mason Jar (Make Ahead) Salads-easily put these in plastic containers if hauling the jars around would be a bit much

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The most important part of the layering is making sure the dressing and the spinach (or whatever ‘leaf’ you choose) don’t touch. As long as they stay separate, these salads can be made up to 4 days in advance and will stay fresh in the fridge with a lid on. This is one of my tricks to eating salad everyday for lunch at work. I make a few jars on Sunday night and just grab one to bring to work everyday. When you’re ready to eat, just shake it up.

This looks really good too... can you tell I'm looking forward to fresh veggies soon! :)

Apple, pear and Gorgonzola salad. One of my FAVES!! (Add candied pecans! yum!)

Salad In A Jar. If you want to bring a salad in your lunch, keep them from getting soggy by layering the ingredients in a jar. If you layer it just right, you can make the salads ahead of time and grab a jar on your way out the door in the morning.

Mason Jar Salads With Recipes & Packing Order. Last a week in the fridge, make sunday night and have them for the whole week.

Mini Mason Jar Cheesecakes - so cute and delicious! via Inspired by Charm! Michael Wurm, Jr. {inspiredbycharm.com} #12days72ideas #IBCholiday

Delicious Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread recipe. I'm going to substitute a box of lemon cake mix. Yummy!!!!