When eating healthy, the meals which always seem to throw me are my work week lunches. The last thing I ever want to do in the morning is spend an extra 10 minutes making a salad for lunch that day — especially since salads are so hard to pack properly! Then a friend told me about mason jar salads and I swear it revolutionized my morning routine. Now I can prep a week’s worth of healthy salads on Sunday that will last me the entire work week. It’s a game changer!
The key to a well built mason jar salad is proper layering:
Layer 1: The Dressing
Layer 2: Crunchy Vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, peppers, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, etc)
Layer 3: Softer Vegetables and Beans (mushrooms, peas, lentils, black beans, zucchini, squash, etc)
Layer 4: Proteins and Cheeses (eggs, chicken, etc)
Layer 5: Dense Ingredients (quinoa, etc)
Layer 6: Greens and Nuts (spinach, arugula, almonds, chia seeds, etc)
The secret to layering is to keep the wet foods or foods that are ok wet closer to the bottom and the foods that would be unpalatable wet on top. As you can see, the possibilities are endless! Don’t know where to start? Don’t know where to start? Contact Harpe Laser + Wellness, where Dr. Harpe will guide you through your wellness journey!