Monday, June 10, 2013

Mason Jar Salad

Hi JK friends!

I’ve been making fresh salads in the past and I constantly have the problem of throwing leftover vegetables especially leafy greens. It’s always not good to serve it the next day because it doesn’t retain its freshness even you store it in the fridge. Just imagine the time it took from the farms to the grocery to my kitchen. Good thing I’ve discovered doing Mason Jar Salads.

 Placing the salad in mason jars will keep vegetables fresh and can save you time and money. It is also the best way to store other food items because it is endlessly reusable, easy to clean, and of course, BPA-free. When the lid is airtight, the salad can last even up to four days! There are just some easy guidelines that we need to remember and I would gladly share them with you.

1. In a clean and dry mason jar, place the salad dressing first followed by the heaviest veggies such as carrots, beans, etc.
2. Continue to add the remaining vegetables. The lightest should be on the top. Make sure the lettuce does not touch the dressing so that it will not be mushy.
3. Fill the jar with the salad until top, the less air pocket the better.
4. Close the lid tightly and place in the fridge.

There you have it! You can grab one salad jar anytime, bring it as a packed lunch or a healthy picnic treat.

Happy healthy eating!

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