A couple months ago I discovered something amazing on Pinterest. Mason Jar Salads. I made one, and since then, it has revolutionized the way I plan and prep my meals. Building a salad in a mason jar not only keeps it fresh, but also allows you to have a nutritious, satisfying lunch all in one container! You don’t even have to remember the dressing. Wave goodbye to the pesky tupperware container that is only suitable for small amounts of liquids and leaks in your new bag.  Rude.

When building your mason jar salad, it is important to layer your ingredients correctly.

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There you have it! A perfectly packed mason jar salad. Make 5 of them on Sunday and have lunch for the entire week! When you’re ready to eat your salad, just give it a good shake, dump it out onto a plate, and enjoy!

Here are a few of the salads that I typically enjoy:

1.Margarita Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Margarita Chicken Mason Jar Salads are perfect grab-and-go lunch!

This recipe has a pop of lime, garlic and cilantro. Everything you want to look forward to during your lunch break!  Recipe here.

2. Greek Mason Jar Salad

Greek Mason Jar Salads are refreshing and a great vegetarian option for lunch.

Get in touch with your Mediterranean side with this Greek Salad recipe!  Recipe here.

3. Apple Pecan Mason Jar Salad

A sweet and crunchy, ready-to-go meal! Pour your favorite vinaigrette into a wide mouth mason jar, and add your favorite seasonal fruit, a dark leafy green like spinach, and top with blue cheese and chopped pecans for flavor and crunch!

4. Taco Mason Jar Salad

Taco Mason Jar Salads are perfect for Cinco de Mayo, or any day!

A yummy, grab and go taco salad! Do you really need any convincing? Combine salad dressing, cherry tomatoes, ground turkey, black beans, rice, corn, and then lettuce!

5. Spinach Bacon Mason Jar Salad

Spinach Mason Jar Salads with Bacon. I say again; bacon.

You had me at bacon. This mason jar salad require a little cooking to prep the ingredients, but it is worth it!  In a mason jar, layer balsamic dressing, cooked onions and mushrooms, hard boiled egg, spinach, and top with bacon!

6. Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salad

Zucchini Noodle Mason Jar Salads when you want to try out that new spiralizer!

Add a different twist on mason jar salads by adding zoodles! Follow the same method with previous jars by adding the zoodle sauce first, then crunchy vegetables, toppings, and zoodles last!

7. Winter White Bean Salad

Tired of eating the same salad? White beans are packed with protein, and cauliflower is a great source of fiber! Recipe here.

8. Low FODMAP Salad

Use veggies like carrots, bell pepper, cucumber, cabbage and lettuce for a tummy-friendly salad! You can add garbanzo beans and sunflower seeds too to pack your meal with protein. Recipe here.


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