I've seen several "in a jar" things floating around the internet and Pinterest for a while, but for some reason, I've never tried most of them. I'm not entirely sure why though. I was intrigued by the salad in a jar though and decided to try it out. I had Monday off work last week, so I made up a few of the salads so we would have them for lunch this week.
I didn't take pictures of the process, but here's what I did.
1. Rinse out enough clean pint size jars, lids and rings. Line them up on the table or counter, wherever you'll be assembling.
2. Get out enough bowls for all of your ingredients, along with a cutting board and knife.
3. Rinse all of your ingredients and start chopping!
4. Assemble the jars
5. Start with the dressing-just a little bit in the bottom of each jar. I used a homemade ranch dressing made from greek yogurt.
6. Then add all of your firm veggies than can stand up to sitting in dressing for a few days. I used carrots and celery
7. Next, the juicy veggies-like tomatoes. I didn't use tomatoes in this round, but I put ultra thin sliced apples here because they are a bit juicy. I also added some green onions here.
8. After that-the proteins. I used chopped boiled egg and feta cheese.
9. Top it off with greens. I had this fabulous mix of exotic greens that I used. You really want to pack the greens down so nothing moves around. No one wants soggy lettuce!
10. Pop the lid and ring on. Now you have days worth of lunches ready to go!
When lunch time rolls around, all you have to do is loosen the greens up then put the lid back on and shake! So I guess you get a little bit of an arm workout at the same time.