When it comes to packing your favorite salads in a jar, the Wide Mouth jar is a must!
If you look around on Pinterest, you’ll find dozens of great ideas for packing salads in wide mouth jars. It’s a fun idea and an easy way to pack nourishment in a lunch box.
As for me, I tend to stick with our family’s salad favorites. I always have the ingredients for these on hand, and even these five salad ideas provide plenty of variety! We’ve been known to eat salad on the soccer field, in the basketball bleachers, and in the mini van going to and fro.
Many suggest putting salad dressing in the bottom of the salad jar, then shaking it up before eating. Genius! Another idea is to pack the dressing in a smaller, separate jar so the greens and other veggies don’t become soggy before you’re ready to eat. These tiny 4-ounce jars are my preference for salad dressings on the side. Quart sized wide mouth jars are my preference for the salads themselves.
5 Favorite Salads to Pack in Jars
- Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Salad
- Black Bean Taco Salad
- BLT Chopped Salad
- Easy Taco Salad
- Chicken Chef Salad
Pack any of your favorites, and try a few new ones too! (Don’t forget to pack a fork.) ;)
5 Favorite Homemade Salad Dressing Ideas
When you made your salad dressing at home, you can be sure you include healthy ingredients you feel good about. Plus, homemade salad dressing is tough to beat when it comes to flavor and freshness! Here is a list of my family’s favorites:
- French Dressing
- Italian Salad Dressing
- Ranch Salad Dressing
- Spicy Ranch Dressing
- Thousand Island Salad Dressing
Great add-ins to your Salad Lunches in a Jar
- Quick Bread in a Jar
- Veggies With Dip in a Jar
- Apples & Peanut Butter in a Jar (or other fruit and dips)
- Flourless Brownie Muffin
- Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits
- Chewy Granola Bars
- Coconut Fudge Bars
- Cranberry Nut Trail Mix
- No-Bake Chocolate Fudge Bites
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Bites
- No-Bake Snickerdoodle Bites
- Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
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