DIY Meatless Mason Jar Salad

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Veggie Lunch on the Go!

Today, I am so excited to once again be partnering with MorningStar Farms® to bring you a healthier weekday lunch idea! A DIY Mason jar salad is perfect solution to a busy day. During the week, I’m always on the go so I usually make a couple of these early in the week and have them ready to grab and eat. This saves me from skipping lunch and gives me plenty of energy to get through my day.


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I’ve posted a couple of times recently about my journey to become healthier and MorningStar Farms® helps me to do just that. They are the perfect convenient and delicious “as-is” meal solution. I grew up on MorningStar Farms veggie sausages, but if you haven’t tried MorningStar Farms now is the time. Their meal solutions offer tons of choices from Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ to Meal Starters® Steak Strips. And from now through the end of January, when you buy any 3 MorningStar Farms® products at Walmart, you earn $3 with the Ibotta app! 

DIY Mason Jar Salad

For this easy meal-on-the-go, I was sure to add plenty of fresh veggies, protein and even grains to achieve a well-balanced meal. Salads need not be boring and predictable and these premade mason jar salads are the perfect way to mix things up. Literally:)

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The trick to a premade mason jar salad is the way you layer the ingredients. Dressing on the bottom keeps the rest of the salad from getting soggy. Then simply layer on all of your favorites: non-absorbent veggies first so that they don’t soak up the dressing, followed by softer veggies and grains. Just be sure to layer everything tightly as less air between ingredients will help to keep things fresh. And placing lettuce and leafy greens toward the top creates a moisture barrier. Finally, add protein last, or even the day you plan to eat the salad. You simply work from the bottom to the top of the jar! And I’ve created this easy graphic to help.

 

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MorningStar Farms Veggie Jar

  • Italian vinaigrette
  • shredded carrots
  • grape tomatoes
  • cucumber slices
  • quinoa
  • Great Value™ Frozen Corn
  • romaine lettuce
  • Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles™ and Meal Starters® Chik’n Strips

*Listed in order from bottom to top of jar

Vegolutions with MorningStar Farms®

MorningStar Farms® products are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your new years resolutions. They are not just for vegetarians, but for everyone! My favorites are the Chipotle Black Bean Crumbles, which are not only great in salads, but mixed in tacos, with scrambled eggs or with rice! And don’t forget that from now through the end of January, when you buy any 3 MorningStar Farms® products at Walmart, you earn $3 (with the Ibotta app – Applies to all MorningStar Farms® product line at Walmart.)