Liven up that same old salad by layering fresh ingredients into a Mason jar. Perfect for a summer party or grab-and-go lunch. 4-5 salad jars can be made on the weekend and then taking for lunch throughout the week. The recipes have non-fat salad dressings and are diabetic friendly.
The salad jars can be easy to transport in a cooler so this is a great way to take a salad on a picnic or to a family gathering. All you need to do to serve a larger salad is dump the salad jars into a larger bowl and stir the salad. Start with a couple of jars of salad in the bowl and then as the salad is taken more salad can be added to the bowl. Any left over salad jars can be taken home in the jars to be eaten instead of throwing away the wilted left over salad.
The Salads in a Jar instructions and recipes are posted in a series of lessons. The webpages are titled by the type of meat that is good in the recipe but the meats can be eliminated from all recipes.
Click here for Introduction to Salads in A Jar
Click here for Chicken Salads in a Jar
The Chicken Salads in a Jar webpage teaches how to marinade chicken to grill or bake for the salads jars. One of the recipes is made in a slow cooker. To shorten preparation time cooked chicken and bagged salad ingredients can be purchased at the grocery store.
Recipes included have non-fat salad dressing and the files include printable salad jar toppers.
*Teriyaki Bowtie Pasta Salad
*Quinoa Salad with Apricots and Lime Vinaigrette
*Green Salad with Italian Salad Dressing
*Italian Pasta Salad with a Salad Supreme Recipe
*Spaghetti Salad for a family reunion with a version of Spiralized Zucchini
*Crunchy Asian Salad with an Asian Vinaigrette
*Spinach Grape Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
*Chicken Taco Salad that uses salsa instead of salad dressing
*BBQ Chicken Salad with Ranch salad dressing
*Gorgonzola Apple Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette and a recipe for Cinnamon Candied Walnuts
*Cafe Rio Chicken cooked in a slow cooker is made into Salads with a Creamy Tomatillo Dressing
*Lime Cilantro Mexican Rice Salad that uses Salsa for the salad dressing
Pages that will be posted in the future are:
Turkey Salad Jars will teach about Turkey breast cooked in a slow cooker or Deli Turkey will be used
Seafood Salad Jars with Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp and Crab
Spiralized Salad Jars
Decorating Salad Jars
The Salads are prepared in canning jars with edible pansies to make the salad pop with color. This salad is served with a diabetic low fat Strawberry Vinaigrette. The salads can be prepared days in advance which makes the meal preparation easy for a Spring Time Ladies Luncheon.
Bottled Three Bean Salad
This healthy low fat salad is bottled and can be stored on the shelf for 3-4 years. You can quickly grab the pint bottle and serve a side dish for 4 people. With the salad being bottled it is portable and can be taken on a picnic or camping. I keep a bottle at work so I’ll have something to eat when I can’t get a break for lunch. It’s awesome!