Like most things I pin on Pintrest, Mason jar salads seemed more cute than practical. You know, like, ‘I’m so sure you need to go out and buy large Mason jars just so that your salads look cute in the fridge’? So, I actually didn’t pin them at first and instead started pinning way more important items like- cookie dough brownies. Obviously.
Then, I started eating clean with Hannah, Kelly, and Amanda this week. I knew that eating this way would require some serious plan ahead. Did I plan ahead? Nope. So Monday lunch rolls around and I had to heat up a chewy piece of chicken and throw some lettuce on my plate as a sad excuse for a salad. Depressing. I actually love salad. I hate making them, though. First, you have to make sure to have all of the awesome veggies, fruits, nuts, and dressings that all of the good salad bars have. Then, if you do have all that good stuff, you have to sit there and get everything out of the fridge, wash, and cut your veggies every single time you eat a salad. Totally annoying. Solution: Mason Jar Salads.
The concept is actually genius. Mason jars are cute, but they are also dishwasher safe. They are the perfect size and shape to hold pre-made salads. So, I went and got all of the supplies and made me some salads for the week. I only started with two in case they were a total flop.
Mason Jar Salads proved to be a success. I ate one on Tuesday and then the second one last night. Both salads were still fresh! I’ve read that they should remain fresh for 6-7 days so I will make more next time!! It was awesome to just reach in the fridge and have a salad ready to eat. No chopping, dicing, cutting, getting multiple knives dirty, and assembling the salad each time you want one. For us lazies out there- these are the way to go.