How to Make Salad in a Mason Jar! #PSPfit

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I think I mentioned to a few of you that my weight loss is on hold for the month. Losing weight during the holidays just seemed like an unrealistic goal for me, but maintaining the 50 pounds I have lost is something I really want to do.

Soooo even though I’m having wine and hors d’oeuvres at parties, I’m still exploring clean eating for my lunches at work and dinners on non-holiday party nights.

My latest experiment was to make salad in a mason jar. I heard that if you layer it right, the salad dressing stays on the bottom and the lettuce doesn’t get soggy. I’ve read that jars of salad can stay in the fridge up to 5 days, so I’m probably going to grab a few more mason jars and make 3-5 salads on Sundays when I cook for the week. I made one this week and posted the results on my instagram, check out the video and recipe below!

That’s my coworker laughing in the background of my lunch video… Hi, Annette!

Ingredient list (from the bottom of the jar to the top)

Homemade Dressing (Olive Oil/Lemon Juice/Honey/Chopped Garlic)
Shredded Carrots
Fresh String Beans
Picked Beets (found here)
Organic Brown Rice (1/4 cup)
Grilled Chicken (half a breast)
Romaine Lettuce

The only thing I measured was the brown rice and chicken, everything else I just layered as much as I wanted. When it came time to add the lettuce, I really packed it in so that my salad would be huge when I poured it out. Even when the jar looked full, there was enough room for more lettuce if I pressed down into the jar.

Healthy hearty meals like this are balancing out the wine and carbs that I’m indulging in and helping me maintain my weight loss until I’m ready to start losing again.

I’m looking for more salad inspiration, so if you have a fave recipe, instagram/tweet it and tag #PSPfit so I can see what you’re whipping up!

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  • T.R.

    This sounds like a great idea. Let’s see, switching out the romain for spinach or mixed greens would be great. I’m not a beet or carrot person so I’d have to add some avocado, sun dried tomatoes. The possibilities are endless.

  • Idalia Soto

    Cece…how did this go? Was the salad good for the next day…I would love to try but I wanted to check and see if worked well.

    • thebiggirlblog

      So far so good… I made three on Sunday for this week… they are keeping well! xoxo

  • Pam

    I love your little laugh at the end, it really made me smile :-)
    Plus, that orange looks beautiful on you. Looking fabulous.

  • Su

    Great idea! What size mason jars do you actually use for this? I have the amazon link but I”m not sure which one to get. I’m gonna start doing that to get more salad intake.

    • thebiggirlblog

      1 liter :-)

      • Su

        Thank you! I found em cheaper at Walmart, for anyone who is interested in cheaper alternatives!