I saw this on my friend’s face book page and think it is one splendid idea especially to help avoid making bad food choices during the day. They looks so pretty and inviting. Shake it up and enjoy.Utterly brilliant, people. Not only does SALAD IN A JAR save space in your fridge, it also reduces food waste and gets non-salad eaters (me) to mow down daily.
The arrangement from bottom to top:
Hard boiled eggs
1) Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
2) Store in fridge for up to a week
3) When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!
You can make any arrangement you want… you can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers. Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—a MUST.
****NOTE**** If your making a few salads at a time for the week, you MUST remember to vacuum seal the Mason Jars.
The fact you can prepare several salads in advance and vacuum seal them using a food saver so they stay fresh makes it even better. Pull one out of the refrigerator and head off to work/school. See this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb1gfVSB9Y The only problematic part is the glass jar to tote around. Maybe a plastic bag would work with a pouch of dressing on the side.