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Excessive Protein Salads in Jars for the Greatest Lunch


I’m coming in HOT with not one however FOUR revamped, excessive protein salads in jars which can be good for meal prep.

I initially posted these 4 mason jar salads: Southwest Rooster, Greek Rooster, Rooster Berry Quinoa, and Thai-Impressed Rooster, in 2017 (whoa) and virtually forgot how deliciously easy they have been. I gave them every little replace with elements, marinades, dressing choices, and extra, and let me inform you — these are a MUST in your subsequent weekday lunch.

Every salad jar is full of recent veggies, flavorful mixtures, ample protein from rooster and additional elements like beans, nuts and quinoa so that you simply’re happy and energized after lunch. To me, there’s nothing worse than a brilliant heavy lunch that makes you’re feeling sluggish, or the other, hitting that 2:00PM hanger mark with no wholesome snacks in sight. That’s the fantastic thing about these jars!

I saved the elements easy and seasonal with issues you could find at your native farmer’s market or neighborhood grocery retailer.

Why make a salad in a jar?

Not solely are mason jar salads so enjoyable and cute, however they’re additionally completely customizable! You probably have a favourite salad recipe — chances are high will probably be good for layering up right into a jar and storing within the fridge till you’re able to eat it. Listed here are the proper jars to make use of!

The important thing to creating a mason jar salad

The important thing to an ideal mason jar salad is to layer the elements in the jar in a method that they don’t get soggy. You’ll at all times wish to put the dressing on the backside, adopted by crunchy veggies, protein, nuts, and greens on the high.

four salads in jars

Tips on how to prep & cook dinner rooster for these salad jars

Every of those mason jar salads is tremendous distinctive when it comes to their elements and flavors, however all of them have one ingredient in widespread: rooster! It’s such an amazing, simple method so as to add protein to a meal. With a couple of of my fast suggestions, you’ll have good rooster for these salads very quickly. Be happy to:

  • Use leftover rooster and even rotisserie rooster for ease
  • Marinate the rooster you intend to cook dinner utilizing the instructed marinades inside every salad jar recipe (or combine it up with one in every of these scrumptious marinades!)
  • Get my suggestions for grilling or baking your rooster in order that it comes out completely each time
  • Be taught 4 methods to shred rooster for these salads, or you possibly can cube it up!

four mason jar salads next to each other

Storing & serving suggestions

Retailer every of those salads in a 16 ounce mason jar or meal prep container for as much as 2-3 days. I wish to make a couple of of those on Sunday and have them able to seize and go proper out of the fridge. They’re good for carrying in a bigger purse in your technique to work, and even popping in your backpack for a day bike trip.

For those who go for a meal prep container as a substitute of a jar, I like to recommend storing the dressing individually and including it proper earlier than serving. Merely pour the salad out from the jar right into a bowl or onto a plate to get pleasure from it, or combine it proper in your meal prep container.

Now, let’s get to the recipe! Each is linked beneath.

southwest chicken salad in a jar

Southwest Rooster Salad in a Jar

Greek chicken salad in a jar

Greek Rooster Salad in a Jar

chicken berry salad in a jar

Balsamic Rooster Berry Salad in a Jar

Thai-inspired chicken salad in a jar

Thai-Impressed Rooster Quinoa Salad in a Jar

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For those who make any of those salad jars, remember to depart a remark beneath and let me understand how you preferred it, or submit a photograph to Instagram and tag #ambitiouskitchen!

Recipes by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

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