Recipe of the Week: Layered Mason Jar Salad

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There is quite a bit of prep involved with these pre-made salads, but trust us- it's worth it!

Each mason jar is a full lunch and, even better, they're super portable. Just grab a jar out of the fridge in the morning and shake it up before you eat it. 

In addition to looking really cute (and trendy) the layering in these salads, as well as the seal from the mason jar lid, should keep all the ingredients fresh and crunchy until you're ready to enjoy!

Servings: 4 (each jar is one serving)

Courtesy of: FarmFlavor.com

 

Here's what you need...

  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite vinaigrette/dressing
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup cucumbers
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Instructions:

  • Grill the chicken according to your favorite recipe. (Tip: try to keep the seasoning to a minimum since it may alter the flavors of the salad!)
  • Chop all the ingredients into bite sized pieces
  • Layer in this order (to keep the salad from getting soggy)
    • 4 oz. grilled chicken
    • 1 tbsp. dressing
    • 1/4 cup quinoa
    • 1/4 cup tomatoes
    • 1/4 cup corn
    • 1/4 cup cucumbers
    • 1/4 cup peppers
    • 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup arugula
    • 2 tbsp. dried fruit
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • When you're ready to eat, shake the salad with the lid on and enjoy!

One Serving Equals*: 562 calories, 20.4g fat, 289mg sodium, 49.9g protein, and 6.1g fiber 

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*Nutritional facts will vary depending on the dressing and fruit you decide to add!



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