Weight Watchers Recipe Roundup: 17 Salads-in-a-Jar
We have my sister to thank for this roundup of more than 17 yummy Weight Watchers friendly mason jar salads.
She called me recently to share her excitement having just discovered them.
I thought everyone knew about salads-in-a-jar. I was introduced to the concept of making a week's worth of salads in mason jars (affiliate link) at a Weight Watchers meeting several years ago.
Salad in a jar is a simple and easy way to put together an entire week's worth of healthy lunches in one fell swoop. They'll stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.
The only real trick is to be sure to put the lettuce on the top and the dressing on the bottom to keep your salad from getting soggy.
Just grab one and go!
Shake it up, turn it out into a bowl, give it a toss and lunch is served!
To be honest, I was a little slow to jump on the jam jar salad bandwagon. Since I work from home, I didn't see the advantage of making salads ahead.
Then I tried it and was hooked. Having salad ready and waiting is much more convenient than having salad ingredients available to turn into salad!
My First Mason Jar Salad - Greek Turkey Feta
The variety of salads-in-a-jar is endless. Use whatever ingredients and size jar suits your fancy.
And they're not just for summer.
When the weather turns cooler, combine a pint jar of salad with a pint jar of soup.
Tammy over at Organize Yourself Skinny has put together an amazing Ultimate Salad in a Jar Tutorial and Recipe Round Up including step-by-step instructions complete with photos.
She also answers all kinds of questions including:
- Why Mason Jars (affiliate link)?
- What Size Mason Jars (affiliate link)?
- How Long Will They Last?
Discover More Weight Watchers Friendly Salad Recipes
Mason Jar Salad Layering Instructions
The basic template is as simple as filling a mason jar with your ingredients of choice in the following order:
Layer 1: Dressing
Layer 2: Hearty Vegetables Vegetables I have used are tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, celery, carrots, peppers, and any other hearty vegetable you like.
Layer 3: Beans and other Less Hearty Veggies mushrooms, zucchini, sprouts
Layer 4: Pasta/Grain
Layer 5: Protein/Cheese
Layer 6: Lettuce, Nuts, Seeds
Easy Healthy Jam/Mason Jar Salad Videos
Here are some inspiring Salad in a Jar Videos to get your creative juices flowing:
4 Salad in a Jar Recipes (The Domestic Geek)
Healthy Jam Jar Salads (Jamie Oliver)
Clean Eating Spinach Salad Jars
Weight Watchers Friendly Mason Jar Salad Recipes from Around the Web
And here's a great collection of light and healthy recipes from around the web...
- Fresh Mozzarella and Spinach
- Tortellini and Artichoke
- Chopped Black Bean and Corn
- Buffalo Chicken
- Chopped Taco
- Chopped Cobb
- Bell Peppers, Veggies, and Goat Cheese
- Fruity Bacon Chicken Salad in a Jar
- Taco Tuna Salad in a Jar
- Layered Mason Jar Quinoa and Veggie Salad
- Chopped Antipasto Mason Jar Salad
- Classic Cobb Mason Jar Salad
- Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette in a Jar
- Shrimp Feta Cobb Mason Jar Salad
- Glowing Green Mason Jar Salad
- Spring Pea with Romaine, Radish, and Feta with Buttermilk Ranch
- Zucchini Pasta Salad with Avocado Spinach Dressing
- Quinoa Salad in A Jar (4 recipes)
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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Hi, Martha! Thank you so much for linking to my Glowing Green Mason Jar Salad. What a fantastic blog and great collection of recipes. Thank you for the inspiration!
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