Meal prepping over the weekend can help you be ready for the week ahead, but salad meal prep can be a bit tricky sometimes. There’s layering the ingredients, thinking about any conditions you may need to adapt the recipe to, and simply getting the right flavor combo. Luckily, we have you covered with these 7 salad meal prep recipes!
Greek salad is a classic! And it’s super easy to keep in a mason jar. This recipe is for one jar, but you can easily make multiple at once to last the whole week. With chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese, this recipe is delicious.
This recipe is soo good and teaches you how to layer your salad! The red cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper, pearled barley, black beans, red onion, yellow corn, and green lettuce look beautiful when layered. And they’re a great flavor combo!
Zucchini is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber, plus it can be spiralized into noodles! When added to this recipe, it’s gluten free, diabetes friendly, and vegetarian! If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can can purchase zucchini noodles at the grocery store.
This salad is full of flavor and nutrients. Massaging the kale with dressing removes the bitter taste and makes it taste delicious! What else is great about this salad? Sweet potato, pecans, cranberries…
The best thing about pasta salad is that you don’t have to worry about layering or reheating, just throw it in a container and go! And this one? Delicious and makes lunch for 4 days!
Cucumber noodles? Yes, that’s right! If you don’t have time to make them, you can substitute zoodles. This salad is perfect for everybody – it’s diabetes friendly, gluten free, nut free, and vegetarian! Plus, you can make your own dressing or buy one to use.
While this may not look like a traditional salad, it sure is tasty! It’s Mediterranean-inspired, with chickpeas, olive oil, and tomato, amongst many other ingredients. Try this to switch it up!
Now that you have lunch planned out, what about the rest of the meals?
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Haley is currently an intern at Rebecca Bitzer & Associates. She is a dietetics major at the University of Maryland, College Park, class of 2021. She is the assistant to our social media director. In her free time, she enjoys training for marathons and cross country races.