I am slow to adopt new trends. Take mason jar salads for example. I first heard about salads-in-a-jar in a Weight Watchers meeting several years ago. But, because I work from home, I didn’t think they made sense for me.
I decided to reconsider when I realized that some days at lunchtime, even with all the ingredients I needed sitting right in the fridge, I was still too lazy to pull them out and make salad!
So, the last time I made a salad I made an extra one for the mason jar and put it in the fridge, so it would be ready and waiting when I needed a quick and easy lunch.
Now whenever I am making a salad for lunch and dinner, I also make an extra one in a mason jar. That way there is always a salad-in-a-jar waiting for me in the fridge, increasing the odds that I’ll opt for it ran than the cookie-in-the-jar!
The great thing is that these salads in a jar will stay fresh for several days. The secret to success is the order in which you layer the ingredients. The dressing and any juicy ingredients go in first. Then heavy, sturdy items, with the fragile lettuce going in last. That’s really all there is to it. Enjoy!