Salad In A Jar

“What I love about this idea is that many people (including my kids) love “to go” type food.  They are so much more likely to grab a salad and go when it is portioned in containers. This is a picture of my own salad in a jar.  It has my homemade yummy vegan dressing.”  ~ Denise

Begin with a mason jar, add your dressing on the bottom, heavier ingredients such as beans, cucumbers, chick peas, and carrots. Next add lighter things such as alfalfa sprouts, onions, fruit and/or sliced bell peppers. Lastly add a good sized handful of greens such as spinach, arugula, romaine lettuce or mixed greens. This would also be a the time to add nuts, croutons, seeds, and herbs. Items that can become soggy should be put in a small plastic bag and placed on top.

You can make your own version with whatever ingredients you happen to love. Have fun with it by making different variations such as Mediterranean with black olives and extra virgin olive oil, or an Asian salad with a ginger dressing. Gather the family around and do an assembly line to make enough salads for a few days. Kids tend to eat what they make and this is a perfect way to encourage them to eat healthier. Enjoy!

image: Denise kennedy

Image: Denise Kennedy

 

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