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healthy on-the-go lunches: mason jar salads

healthy on-the-go lunches: mason jar salads

Hello everyone! We are back in Brookie’s Kitchen today (yay) but this time it’s with ACTUAL food. I know you are all surprised, but I promise I do actually eat things other than sugar and cupcakes. I just never show it on here because it’s not as pretty or fun as sprinkle donuts, hehe. Unless, that is, you are making these salad jars!

Salad jars are the cutest on-the-go lunch ever and so quick to prepare, I used to bring them everyday in high school. And no I never got bored of it because there are so many variations to try, you can pretty much eat something different every day/week.  The dressing stays at the bottom weighted down by the heavier ingredients which keeps your greens from getting soggy. And makes it so that you can keep them in the fridge ready for the week ahead!

I know that eating healthy can be a struggle when you have limited time in the morning or are always on the go like me, but having these prepared makes it sooo much easier. I’m including what I added in my salad today as well as some of my favorite combos down below for you! Let me know if you try any of these out, I would love to see!

Have a great week everyone, I will see you guys in next week’s post (on vacation, woot woot).



healthy on-the-go lunches: mason jar salads

Starter Salad (pictured):

  • dressing: olive oil + splash of balsamic vinegar + freshly chopped basil (adjust quantities to taste)
  • white beans
  • sliced cucumber
  • baby tomato halves (salted & peppered)
  • baby spinach

Taco Salad:

  • dressing: vegan sour cream + olive oil (to thin) + taco seasoning (check label for sodium/fish ingredients, I recommend this one)
  • black beans
  • optional: meatless crumbles
  • chopped tomato
  • lettuce
  • tortilla  chips

“Cobb” Salad *inspired by the one at Cheesecake Factory!

  • dressing: vegan caesar dressing (here is a good recipe)
  • garbanzo beans
  • grilled asparagus
  • sliced cucumber
  • chopped tomato
  • avocado
  • lettuce
  • sunflower seeds and/or sliced almonds

*You can always try your own variation with your favorite toppings (or whatever’s in your fridge!). Just make sure that the heavier ingredients stay on the bottom along with the dressing and the greens on top (to ensure they don’t get soggy). When you are ready to eat your salad just shake it with the lid on to mix!

 

1 Comment
  • Grandma Sarah

    May 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Yum! I love your blog! It’s always good, and lots of fun to see what you have to say! Can’t wait to try them! Love, Grandma Sarah

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