Meet my latest lunchtime obsession: salad in a Mason jar.
It’s easy to assemble before a busy week, a visual way to check all your nutrient boxes and totally customizable. Start with dressing at the bottom and keep the leafy greens toward the top to prevent them from getting soggy. Add your colorful and nutritious layers using my ingredient checklist below. Simply throw into your purse or backpack before you head out the door!
Here is my nutrient-packed, RD-approved salad building method for staying power. This will keep you feeling full and energized all afternoon long.
protein: chicken + edamame
whole grain: brown rice
fruit: mandarin oranges
leafy greens and veggies: cabbage, celery, green onion, carrots
healthy fats: slivered almonds and monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in dressing
What really cuts down on time spent in the kitchen chopping and scouring the grocery store aisles is adding Taylor Farm’s Asian Chopped Salad Kit made with cabbage, carrots, celery, green onion, toasted slivered almonds, crispy wontons and tangy sweet sesame ginger dressing.
Their salad kids are full of flavor, easy to prepare and come in ten different flavors including Farmhouse Bacon and Southwest. I love that they make getting your veggies in, easy and delish!
Watch my Good Food Friday segment last week on ABC News 4 for more simple and nutritious options to celebrate the end of National Nutrition Month!
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