This article was published on July 24th, 2014
Healthy eating in the summer is easy – there are so many fresh fruits and vegetables. It helps cut the calories in our diets and fuels the body. But just because summer is over, doesn’t mean the good salad times have to end. Give salad jars a try – they are perfect for people on the go.
If you have a busy, hectic life, crazy work schedule and trying to fit in time at the gym, you need portable food that is healthy and nutritious.
Fresh ingredients still comes in throughout the fall. Take advantage of seasonal produce.
You can prepare meals in advance. Just line up a row of jars and make it into a production line. Use wide-mouth mason jars (500 ml). You can re-use the rings and lids as long as you clean them between uses and don’t use them for preserving.
Layer ingredients one at a time. Start with the salad dressing on the bottom to keep greens fresh (keep greens at the top). Layer from the bottom to top, heartier vegetables, shredded cabbage, snowpeas, beets, carrots. Add quinoa or pasta. Leftover chicken is good. Store in the fridge.
When you’re ready to eat, turn the jar upside down to mix in the salad dressing and eat right from the jar. Remember to bring a fork and to save and reuse the container. Perfect for using leftovers. Fast, easy, and nutritious.