Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mason Jars

Sunday evening I decided to put together a few mason jar salads. I have had a few friends tell me about them but I never "took the plunge." I do prepare a lot of our food ahead of time and so this was perfect for us as a family. Mark's work schedule calls for me to prepare 3 lunches for the work week. I had researched ( using Pinterest) quite a bit about the so called mason jar salad. LOL! I don't like to waste food so this was a pretty expensive experiment. Ha ha!

A lot of what I read stated the salads only lasted about 3 I didn't want to make too many. Mark is sort of picky so I have to be careful the type of salad I made...I didn't have the meat prepared at the time so I used extra black beans to make up for the lost protein. ;) 

 Like I said, I made these salads Sunday evening. 
dressing(greek yogurt, salsa, taco seasoning), black beans, avocado, tomatoes, corn, black olives, cheese, and lettuce FYI: I used the large mason jars. They have a big opening at the top and I think that makes a HUGE difference. It's easier to shake and eat as well...per Mark. ;) 

Mark ate the last one yesterday...which was Wednesday, even the avocado tasted great! I didn't use anything to make it stay fresh longer. I posted the picture above on Instagram and I had lots of questions. I am doing my best to answer all of them in this post. I ate one of the salads on Tuesday. It was perfect to empty into a bowl for me. Since I was at home it was just easier for all poured into the bowl in order...lettuce on bottom. 

Mark has asked I not add the tomatoes next time so I will be leaving those out...I will also add some ground turkey or chicken. The salad was SO filling! I couldn't finish it. Next time I will also add a little more lettuce and less dressing as well. 

Just for reference I used THIS  post


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