Salad in a Jar
Pick your favourite, seasonal salad ingredients and follow this guide to layer them in a jar for a perfect packed lunch. Invent 5 different combinations on Sunday, assemble the night before, and you have delicious, nutritious lunches for the entire week!
Step 1: Dressing on the bottom. Use 1 tablespoon of your favourite dressing. Try an olive oil vinaigrette to get a dose of healthy fats!
Step 2: Wet ingredients. Fruits and veggies that are high in moisture should be your next layer. Try tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, clementine, apples, pineapple or berries.
Step 3: More veggies. Pile in the rest of your veggies. Try carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, onions, avocado, cabbage or snap peas!
Step 4: Source of protein. Add a source of protein to make sure your salad will fill you up. Try chicken breast, tuna, salmon, turkey, tofu, hard-boiled egg, chick peas, cottage cheese, nuts, seeds or quinoa!
Step 5: Leafy greens. Keep your greens on top to keep them from becoming mushy before lunch time! Try baby spinach, arugula, romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, mixed greens, green cabbage or spring mix!
Step 6: Mix and enjoy!