In preparation for summer we’re all trying to shed some excess weight and get in shape and everyone knows that the best and most effective way to do that is to clean up the diet. Say goodbye to fast food and take out dinners, take lunches from home and eat more veggies and you won’t have to wait long to see results. Salads make great lunch options, but can cost quite a lot of if you keep having them in restaurants. We know how painful paying for a salad can be, especially when you realize how much fast food you can get for the same price. That’s why we’re going to supply you with a whole list of delicious and nutritious and insanely convenient mason jar salads that take only a couple of minutes to make, can be made in advance and stored in the fridge.
1. Burrito Bowl Mason Jar Salad
Let’s start strong, with a burrito bowl salad. Everyone like burritos right? And the only thing healthier than a burrito but just as delicious is a burrito bowl. This mason jar variation of it is full of lean protein to keep you full until your next meal and the flavor combo is to die for.
2. Vegan Salad In A Jar
It’s sad that people think that all vegans eat are some green leaves. In fact, this link will give you three delicious vegan salad recipes that are beautiful, delicious and colorful. They look as good as they taste and no animals were harmed.
3. Chicken and Spinach Salad Jars
If you like combining sweet and savory flavors this chicken and spinach salad is for you. Not only will it get all your bases covered with a good portion of protein and a decent serving of green veggies, but it’ll also surprise you with how flavorful it is.
4. Asian Noodle Salad Jars
This Asian noodle salad is juicy, crunchy and spicy at the same time. It’ll make your tastebuds happy and it’ll keep your stomach full and your energy levels high. It’s a great work lunch option and it’s vegetarian. It’s a win-win for all.
5. Rainbow Quinoa Salad
A rainbow in your plate (or jar) is always a good thing. That means you’re getting various vitamins from all the different colored ingredients. And having a varied diet is always a good idea. It’s the easiest way to avoid vitamin deficiencies. Plus this salad has an insanely yummy dressing.
6. Easy Make Ahead Couscous Salad
As the name suggest this salad is very easy to make and it keeps well in the fridge so you can make a couple ahead of time and keep having it for lunch or dinner throughout the week. The couscous makes it very filling too, so you don’t have to worry about feeling hungry 15 minutes after you’re done with lunch.
7. Mason Jar Layered Seven Bean Salad
Seven bean salad always means lots of plant protein – that’s always a good thing. Plus this one can definitely be made ahead, if you put the dressing at the bottom it’ll keep a couple of day. All you need to do is turn it upside down when you want to eat it and you’ve got a delicious lunch ready.
8. Zucchini Noodle Salad In a Jar
Listen, you can have zucchini noodles any time, with any meal, all you need is a spiralizer. This particular salad is the freshest lunch option we’ve seen and the coconut-avocado-lime dressing takes it to a whole new level flavor-wise.
9. Balsamic Chicken Berry Quinoa Salad
Have you ever tried adding fruit and berries to an otherwise savory salad? It’s the best thing ever. It completely throws off your tastebuds, because every mouthful is different and the flavors are all unexpectedly good. This is a great options for those who are sick of the usual vegetable combinations.
10. Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad Jars
Crunchy carrots, creamy avocado, a massive portion of protein thanks to chickpeas, eggs and quinoa, and all of this topped with a flavorful Mediterranean salad dressing. A great salad to make after Easter, because you probably have left over boiled eggs.