Ok so I’m going to keep it very real here and let you know that I do almost none of the cooking around these parts. Sure there are a few meals I can put together, but it’s just not something I enjoy doing. Now eating, that’s a whole different story. I LOVE the eating part!!! The planning and prepping, not so much. So that being said, Mr. Stewart gets all the glory for this post!!
In researching some healthy eats for us he came across some blog posts about mason jar salads. He preps them in batches on Sundays and we take them to work during the week. If you’d like to whip these up yourself his first important tip is:
Put the dressing in first so that the leaves don’t get wet. Your greens will always be the last thing you put in on top.
You can really fill the middle with just about anything you’d like, but he gave me a list of suggestions to share with y’all below.
- Red or green peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots, cabbage
- Quinoa or Orzo (They make the salad more filling.)
- Chicken or Turkey meat
- Macadamia nuts or Walnuts
- Goat cheese
- Apples with lemon squeezed on top (It keeps them fresh!)