Ok. I'm can be cheap, sometimes... By now I'm sure you've seen all those "trendy" little mason jars full of portable meals, snacks and smoothies. Pinterest is loaded with'em. Overloaded, if you ask me.
Well, I was cleaning out the fridge the other day and realized those empty glass condiment jars I was about to toss into recycle can be every bit as cute and trendy. Plus, their already paid for. ;-)
Just give them a good washing (and make sure the lids still seal properly) and you've got your own portable (and pre-paid) venue for inspiring you get more veggies into your day, even when you're out and about.
And here's your first recipe to try...
Pickle Jar Salad
3 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons sesame oil
½ granny smith apple (diced)
4 radishes (sliced)
2 celery stalks (diced)
4 tablespoons of your favorite nuts or seeds (walnuts, slivered almonds, pumpkin seeds, etc.)
4-6 cups of your favorite greens (spinach, kale, mixed greens, etc.)
Add first four ingredients to a small bowl & whisk until smooth.
Add apple to dressing (so it's covered and won't brown) and divide between two mason jars.
Layer the radishes, celery, nuts/seeds, and greens on top and seal.
When ready to eat shake up the jar, open and enjoy or pour it into a large bowl to mix more thoroughly.
Tip: Obviously, you need two large pickle jars for this, but if you're a "Rockefeller" and want to opt for Mason jars instead (or if you already have a couple empty ones in stock), by all means, use them. Wide-mouth jars work best for this visually appealing way to bring veggies with you wherever you go!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving (Serves: 2)
Calories Per Serving 368 | Protein 10.6g | Total Carb 31.1g | Dietary Fiber 9.7g | Sugars 14.6g | Total Fat 26g | Saturated Fat 2.3g | Trans Fat 0g | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 64mg | Potassium 656mg
(Vitamin A 256% · Vitamin C 120% · Calcium 63% · Iron 35%) *Based on a 2,000 calorie diet Recipe analyzed by; VeryWell