The new work schedule has been going awesome and we are finally on a roll with the Menu Plan. We have been GREAT about sticking to the plan and not eating out for the past few months. I decided now that I had those two things down, it was time to tackle lunch. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to making a meal for one so I often just grab something while I'm out running errands or more often than not, I skip lunch all together. That doesn't go very well with my healthy eating plan. I had seen the "Salad-in-a-Jar" thing months ago and thought it was a great idea. Mason jars make just about everything look cute! This weekend I finally decided to give it a try.
I found this picture online...sorry...can't remember where...and used it as my guide.
I bought a HUGE package of greens and then just started adding my favorite fruits and veggies.
We made each jar a little different for variety. We used broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, cherry tomatoes, strawberries, apples, dried cranberries and peppered turkey. I was lucky to have a helper!
We made 5 jars on Sunday morning. I decided NOT to add the dressing but packed each jar full.
Even though each jar was really stuffed, I was worried that it wasn't going to be enough.
I was wrong. Once you pour it out, not only does it make a beautifully tossed salad, but it is plenty! This is a 9 inch plate and it's pretty full. Isn't it pretty?
I was also worried about them staying fresh but I had one for lunch today and it tasted like I had just prepared it. I'm anxious to see how they hold up by the end of the week. So far, I'm sold on this idea!
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