For me, convenience is important. Unfortunately, I’m also not one of those people who always have leftovers dinner to bring to work or want to spend a lot of time preparing for next day’s lunch.
This layer salad bowl is the perfect solution for me. It contains everything I need (nutritionally) from fiber, protein, and fat. The idea is pretty simple: start with filling a dressing into a mason jar or container and then layer various ingredients like leafy greens, veggies, beans on top. You can prep the night before or the day off. You start the layering with dressing first and then layer something that is okay with touching the dressing like tomatoes, cucumber or beans. You should never ever layer leafy greens as the first layer to touch the dressing and should always be on the top layer.
With all ingredients in one jar/container, how long does it stay fresh in the fridge?
The salads can stay fresh up to 5 days, even with more delicate ingredients in it. If you want to make salads that last for 5 days, don’t add ingredients that won’t last that long.
What’s the best jar size and where can I buy them?
You can either buy a large mason jar or a medium size glass container. You can purchase them through almost any grocery store or online store like Amazon.
How long do certain ingredients stay fresh in the fridge?
Here’s a list of the most common ingredients for a salad. If you have more ingredients you’re not sure about, check out Eat by Date, a very helpful website on shelf life.