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It was just a few months ago when I discovered salad jars.
They seem to be all over the world wide web and I just adore the idea of swapping out my tupperware for mason jars. I just love the way they look. And you know what they say, ‘we eat with our eyes first.’ I promise you, having some fresh, vibrant salad jars in your fridge will have you excited to eat a salad pretty much anytime of the day.
You will, however, need to get yourself some mason jars. You can use any size mason jar you like. The ones you’ll see in the video are 1-pint mason jars that I bought at Target. You can also buy them on amazon. And if you prefer a little more wiggle room in your salad jars you can certainly opt for a bigger jar, like this.
I use these mason jars for EVERYthing. Making pickles, overnight oats, storing dried grains and beans, as a a vase for my flowers, I even use one in my bathroom for all of my makeup brushes. In other words, they are easy to put to good use.
As for the salad, anything goes.
I just so happen to love spinach salad, so I started there, but you can make any salad you love inside of a salad jar. Just remember, heavier ingredients on the bottom and lighter ingredients on the top.
If you are a visual learner (like myself) be sure to watch the video below and then swing down in the comments below and tell me all about your favorite salad combinations.
Clean Eating Spinach Salad Jars
Yield: 4 Salad Jars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 2 cups garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup diced tomatoes
- ½ diced red onion
- 4 oz. baby spinach (4 big handfuls)
- 4 white mushrooms
- 4 hard-boiled eggs
Quick Salad Dressing (for 1-2 salads)
- 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- A pinch of salt and pepper
Layer ingredients in the order they are listed in a 1-pint mason jar. Pop on the lids and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Pop all the ingredients into an empty spice jar or small Tupperware container. Shake well and drizzle over the salad jar.
Nutrients per salad jar (no dressing): Calories: 247; Total Fat: 6.5g; Saturated Fat: 1.8g; Cholesterol: 211mg; Carbohydrate: 33.2g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8g; Sugars: 3.2g; Protein: 14g
Nutrients per jar of dressing: Calories: 130; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 2g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 2g; Protein: 0g