Julia Mirabella has a new recipe book out called Mason Jar Salads which is definitely worth the buy; it inspired me to grab a mason jar and create one on the spot using my fridge ingredients.
According to the book, if you pack these salads in the right order and tightly into the mason jar, you can refrigerate five on a Sunday and the last one will still be fresh by Friday! Great idea, and so healthy. This salad left me filled right up for the day, and I was pleasantly amazed at how well beans, green leaves, and grains can compliment each other in a salad.
Black beans were soaking in apple cider honey vinaigrette at the bottom of the jar, and from there you can see some finely chopped jalapeno above carrots and tomato. I mixed a few craisins in with the spinach and topped the jar with some of my kitchen-grown radish sprouts, and a bunch of feta cheese mmmmm. I had to restrain myself from throwing sunflower seeds and chopped apples in — you just have to stop somewhere!
The recipes in the book are really delish looking. My grocery list is ready to go, so next week I’ll be flashing around some more uberhealthy lunches hehe.
So, hey, if even my superfit nutrition teacher bothered to scribble the book’s title down after seeing it, you know it’s gotta be good!