A to-go Mason Jar Salad is always a very good idea when one wants to stay healthy and fit. It is not only easy to transport but packs. When it comes to salad meat, one is usually left with sad and mealy chicken or rubbery and tasteless grilled meat. To get some delicious chicken in, one has to prepare it and spend time cooking or grilling. Mason jar salads are supposed to be easy to prepare. This is why Golden Valley Natural beef or turkey jerky is perfect for pumping up some protein in your Salad jar. It is very high in protein and stays fresh with your other ingredients. Now, you can have a truly all-natural healthy snack that is easy on the tummy but delicious to taste.
Simply follow the simple rules below to make your salad. When it comes to Mason Jar Salad, it is all about the order of ingredients.
Salad dressing: Pour 1 to 4 tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing in the bottom of the jar. Put more or less than this depending on your preference.
Hard vegetables: Add any hard chopped vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, red and green peppers, cooked beets, and fennel. This will keep the other ingredients from reaching the dressing and will keep them from being soggy.
Beans, grains, and pasta: Chickpeas, black beans, cooked barley, cooked rice, comes next. The third group that goes in include beans, grains, and pasta.
Cheese and proteins: Cheeses and meat usually come next. However, we suggest putting them last during the day you plan to eat your salad. This will ensure they are fresh and in the right consistency. Beef jerky is perfect for Mason Jar Salads as it is good for storing and won’t go bad for days.
Softer vegetables and fruits (optional): Soft vegetables or fruits, like avocados, tomatoes, diced strawberries, or dried apricots then follow. Like the meat this may be best put in on the day you plan to eat your salad.
Nuts, seeds, and lighter grains: Lighter grains like almonds, walnuts, and sunflower seeds.
Salad greens: Finally, fill the rest of the jar with salad greens. Pack them in tight to get as much as you can. Tearing them already in bite sized pieces may help put them in.
Mason Jar Salads can be refrigerated for up to 5 days as long as they are sealed tight. When you are ready, simply unscrew the lid and shake the salad into a bowl. Since you have the dressing at the bottom of the jar, the shaking should be enough to mix it with the other ingredients.
Try our Jerky Mason Jar Salad today!
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