Salad In A Jar

I love salads, I admit it!

My problem is that when I am hungry, I don’t want to take the time to wash everything, cut everything up, mix the dressing etc..

Well here is the perfect solution…


I know, who knew this could be so easy LOL.

There are so many combinations that can be used here. I have included a recipe for those just starting out but you can make any combo that you can think of.

Make up these little puppies on a Sunday night and you will have a salad for the next 5 days. Just grab one from the frig and shake when you are ready for lunch. It’s that easy!!!!

The key is to make sure that the lettuce, spinach or whatever other greens you decide to use, do not touch the salad dressing. Make sure that you layer ingredients so that the salad dressing is on the bottom and your leafy greens are at the very top.

I use canning jars to make these.  If you don’t have canning jars, you can use any jar that has a tight sealing lid.

For y’all that made that New Years resolution to eat healthier, this is a perfect lil helper!!


Make it a great day, you deserve it!!


salad in a jar

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe from Creative Kitchen Adventures

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1-2 tbsp water (more or less depending on the consistency you want)
2 tbsp honey (can be replaced with agave or brown sugar)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

Place all ingredients into a small jar (canning jar). Anything with a lid works well.
Shake to mix thoroughly. Stores in fridge for 1-2 weeks.


Makes 2 salads (Salads pictured were made in 32 oz mason jars)

1 cup cooked quinoa
2 big handfuls spinach
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/2 red onion, diced
4 tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Layer the ingredients in the jar as follows:

Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Moms

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