Salad in a Jar
Planning ahead has never been my specialty, especially when it comes to food. I tend to succumb to cravings and in-the-moment inspiration rather than forethought, and more often than not I’m figuring out lunch 30 minutes after I realize I’m starving. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that my lack of planning leads to a gas station granola bar and vitamin water becoming lunch. Simple, yes, but not so healthy or sustainable. Good news, my friends—there’s a better way that’s plenty simple, definitely sustainable, as healthy as you want it to be, plus leaves room for cravings and creativity: the Mason jar salad.
In an attempt to clean up lunch in 2016, I made it my mission to master the technique of building a delicious salad in everyone’s favorite multifunctional jar. It couldn’t be easier to create, requiring nothing more than some whisking, layering, and screwing on the lid. Plus with endless combinations it can be made from whatever you have in the pantry or freezer, or brought home from the farmers’ market. Make a week’s worth, line them up in the fridge, and grab one on your way out the door. Just shake and serve. (And don’t forget a fork!)