Salad in a Jar

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Salad in a Jar
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Sat, 01-26-2013 - 11:33am

 

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb1gfVSB9Y
 Non Foodsaver vacuum seal :)
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMDfyRjfBbc
MY NEWEST LUNCH OBSESSION!!!!! Utterly brilliant, people. Not only does SALAD IN A JAR save space in your fridge, it also reduces food waste and gets non-salad ...eaters (me) to mow down daily.

THE ARRANGEMENT
From BOTTOM to TOP:
Dressing
Shredded carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Sunflower seeds
Hard boiled eggs
Baby spinach
DIRECTIONS
1) Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
2) Store in fridge for up to a week
3) When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!

You can make any arrangement you want… you can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers. Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—a MUST.

****NOTE**** If your making a few salads at a time for the week, you MUST remember to vacuum seal the Mason Jars. (Mason jars can be bought at Wal-mart, and various grocery stores) They must be vacuum sealed to remain fresh and crisp :) Here are two different ways to vacuum seal a mason jar :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhb1gfVSB9Y

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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 12:17pm

I use  vaccuum sealer, most peoole use them to suck the  oxygen out of what they  store their meats and produce in before freezing or refridgeration.

 

CMEvelyn wrote:
<p>How do you vacuum seal your jars? Do you need special equipment? I love the idea of salads in jars too!</p>

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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 12:16pm

How do you vacuum seal your jars? Do you need special equipment? I love the idea of salads in jars too!

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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 8:41pm

 

Here it is  Embarassed

SALAD IN A JAR save space in your fridge, it also reduces food waste and gets non-salad eaters (me) to mow down daily.
THE ARRANGEMENT
From BOTTOM to TOP:
Dressing
Shr...edded carrots
Cherry tomatoes
Sunflower seeds
Hard boiled eggs
Baby spinach


DIRECTIONS:
1) Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
2) Store in fridge for up to a week
3) When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!

You can make any arrangement you want… you can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers. Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—a MUST.

****NOTE**** If your making a few salads at a time for the week, you MUST remember to vacuum seal the Mason Jars. (Mason jars can be bought at Wal-mart, and various grocery stores) They must be vacuum sealed to remain fresh and crisp :Smile

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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 1:51pm

That's a great idea, but how do you vacuum seal the jars if you don't have that equipment? I have a food sealer, but it just does bags. I only saw the food saver method on the link you posted. What is the other method?