Lunch is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day! By the time 11:00 am rolls around, I am ready for something yummy, but I am always disappointed when I open my refrigerator door. I spend a lot of time on the road during the day, which equates to quite a few lunches out during the week. Chick-Fil-A is a staple for me! I do choose healthier options, usually a grilled chicken sandwich and Greek yogurt parfait, but I spend close to $10 on every trip! What if you could prep your lunches on Sunday and not have to worry about it all week?
A few weeks ago my friend asked me if I was interested in having a Pampered Chef Salad Jar party. Of course my answer was yes! A party based around food? Count me in! Here is a recap of what I learned and how you can make your very own Salad in a Jar!
- For starters, pick up several mason jars. I recommend the 32-ounce size, so you have plenty of room for your ingredients and shaking up your salad! If you plan to make these for your spouse, I suggest ordering a dozen, so you have plenty to last you throughout the week. The salads stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator
- Make recipe cards with your favorite salads and compile your grocery list or add it to your Shipt order!
- Wash and cut your veggies and lettuces and begin to fill your jars. I love the Pampered Chef Salad Choppers to make chopping lettuce a breeze! Set up an assembly line to pack your jars and have your children help with filling them. It is so easy!
- Fill your jars in the following order so your ingredients don’t get soggy.
- Carrots, Cucumbers, Beans, Chick Peas, Peppers
- Broccoli, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Avocado
- Nuts and Cheese
- Quinoa and Meats
- Top your jar with a lid and place a label to identify and you are good to go!
- When you are ready to eat, just shake up your salad and pour into a bowl or eat directly from the jar. Your salad will be perfectly tossed with just the right amount of dressing!
Here are some of my favorite go-to recipes for your Salad in a Jar! The amounts depend on your serving size and how many jars you are making!
Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad
- Goat Cheese
- Toasted Almonds
- Briana’s Blush Vinaigrette
Buffalo Chicken Salad
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Shredded Chicken
- Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
- Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
- Hard Boiled Egg
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Red Onion
- Chopped Chicken
- Blue Cheese Dressing
Quinoa and Kale Salad
- Cooked Quinoa
- Roasted Butternut Squash
- Dried Cranberries
- Champagne Vinaigrette
The greatest part is the variety you can choose for your salad! What is your favorite salad recipe?