Salad Jars /// Lazy Cooking


No recipe this week, because the possibilities for this are endless. Mr. LL and I are trying, most of the time, to eat a little healthier, and we've been taking salads for our lunches. I like making these salad jars on Sunday night, that way we can just grab our lunch out the fridge and be on our way in the mornings.

If you do a search on Pinterest you will find a MILLION different combos to make, but my favorite is Spicy Ranch dressing, shredded chicken, corn, Romain or spinach and some little crunchy, tortilla strips. And some cheese, of course. I will share the most important trick to putting together salads jars, though:

Build them upside-down.

What I mean is, start with your dressing, then your heartier toppings, like the meat or beans. Then layer the toppings and top the jar off with the lettuce. This will keep your salad from getting too soggy and allow you to prep them all at the start of the week. I also keep my tortilla strips out in a ziploc so they don't get stale or soggy and then top my salad with them when I am ready to eat it. 

What kind of healthy lunches do you like to eat? Do you have a favorite salad combo? Let me know in the comments!