Lunch Made Easy: Salad in a Jar

Lunch is definitely one of my favorite meals of the day! By the time 11:00 am rolls around, I am ready for something yummy, but I am always disappointed when I open my refrigerator door. I spend a lot of time on the road during the day, which equates to quite a few lunches out during the week. Chick-Fil-A is a staple for me! I do choose healthier options, usually a grilled chicken sandwich and Greek yogurt parfait, but I spend close to $10 on every trip! What if you could prep your lunches on Sunday and not have to worry about it all week?


A few weeks ago my friend asked me if I was interested in having a Pampered Chef Salad Jar party. Of course my answer was yes! A party based around food? Count me in! Here is a recap of what I learned and how you can make your very own Salad in a Jar!

  • For starters, pick up several mason jars. I recommend the 32-ounce size, so you have plenty of room for your ingredients and shaking up your salad! If you plan to make these for your spouse, I suggest ordering a dozen, so you have plenty to last you throughout the week. The salads stay fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator
  • Make recipe cards with your favorite salads and compile your grocery list or add it to your Shipt order!
  • Wash and cut your veggies and lettuces and begin to fill your jars. I love the Pampered Chef Salad Choppers to make chopping lettuce a breeze! Set up an assembly line to pack your jars and have your children help with filling them. It is so easy!
  • Fill your jars in the following order so your ingredients don’t get soggy.
    • Dressing
    • Carrots, Cucumbers, Beans, Chick Peas, Peppers
    • Broccoli, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Avocado
    • Nuts and Cheese
    • Quinoa and Meats
    • Lettuce
  • Top your jar with a lid and place a label to identify and you are good to go!
  • When you are ready to eat, just shake up your salad and pour into a bowl or eat directly from the jar. Your salad will be perfectly tossed with just the right amount of dressing!


Here are some of my favorite go-to recipes for your Salad in a Jar! The amounts depend on your serving size and how many jars you are making!

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Goat Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Briana’s Blush Vinaigrette

Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • Romaine
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Shredded Chicken
  • Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

 Cobb Salad

  • Romaine
  • Hard Boiled Egg
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Red Onion
  • Avocado
  • Chopped Chicken
  • Blue Cheese Dressing

Quinoa and Kale Salad

  • Kale
  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Champagne Vinaigrette

The greatest part is the variety you can choose for your salad! What is your favorite salad recipe?

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