Sweet Kale Superfood Mason Jar Salads For Busy People
These sweet kale superfood mason jar salads are perfect for busy people who want to eat healthy food but find themselves lacking the time to prepare the foods they really want to eat. Kick the quick, unhealthy solutions for lunch like pizza and opt for these easy superfood salads instead (no chopping involved!).
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I began making mason jar salads many years ago and if you check out my mason jar salads post from back then you’ll see that they were a hugely popular topic for my audience. It’s been pinned nearly 100,000 times! That tells me that I’m not the only one who doesn’t have time to fix healthy meals all week long. You’re all searching for the same solutions as me. You want to eat healthy, but lack time to prep healthy lunches that taste great. That is precisely why mason jar salads are so popular! They can be assembled on Sunday and will last all WEEK long in the fridge! That means one quick evening of meal prep and you’re set. But maybe you still are SO short on time that you don’t have time to concoct different recipes, shop for ingredients and chop and prep them all. Well, for those of you that are lacking prep time, but long for those delicious mason jar salads, I’ve got an amazing solution for you that will put mason jar salads in your fridge in 5 minutes time. Don’t beleive me? I’ll show you how because I’m a total skeptic of claims like that too.
These superfood sweet kale mason jar salads require one ingredient on your shopping list and will require only one aisle be walked down and one package be grabbed. Easy enough? Okay, good! Head to Walmart and visit the produce section. Grab a bag of the Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit with 7 Superfoods for every 2 mason jar salads you want to make. I typically buy 2-3 bags at a time and make 4-6 salads for the week. These are the perfect grab and go lunch option and I like to have enough on hand for both my hubby and I to eat. That’s all you need! Make sure you also have 2 quart size mason jars and lids on hand for each salad kit.
Assemble the Mason Jar Salads
Now when you arrive home from shopping don’t even bother putting these in the fridge. Get right to putting them in jars and in 5 minutes you’ll be done for the entire WEEK!
Each Eat Smart Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad Kit contains everything you need to assemble your salads (even the dressing!). I love these kits because the nutrient-dense Gourmet Sweet Kale Salad Kit is 100% Clean Label. No Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Preservatives to worry about. I don’t have to hunt down clean ingredients for my salads, they’re all included.
This chef-inspired salad kit is a unique blend of seven superfoods – kale, green cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, chicory, roasted pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries – completed with a delicious poppy seed dressing. Begin by dividing the dressing packet in half, putting half the dressing in the bottom of each of your two quart-size mason jars.
Then, divide the salad mixture between the two jars evenly.
Now, add your pumpkin seeds and cranberries mixture on the top!
That’s it! I told you it would only take you 5 minutes. Now don’t shake it or mix it yet. Just place the lid on it and put it in the fridge. I prefer to use these storage lids because they are one piece and are easy to put on and take off as well as being easy to wash. Place in the fridge and grab one whenever you need a quick, easy meal that is healthy too! They will last a week in the fridge. When you are ready to eat them simply give them a shake to mix the dressing up and eat it out of the jar or dump out onto a plate. It can’t get any easier than this folks. No excuses for not eating healthy. This is by far the fastest healthy meal I have. If you’re still craving that unhealthy pizza lunch, give my buffalo chicken pizza recipe (21 day fix approved) a try and alternate your mason jar salads with healthy pizza!
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That looks so good! A: salads in jars are my jam. B: I love the ingredients. C: I am so making this!
This is such a great way to transport your lunch in style. It looks cute, and these ingredients are crazy healthy.
I LOVE this idea! The salads are all made up for the week so all I have to do is grab and go! PERFECT!
Mason Jar salads are my new favorite for taking lunch on the go with me. I will have to give this recipe a try this weekend. It looks so delicious.
Oh wow, I could really do with a salad like that. That salad kit is perfect! I think mixing them in jars would be super nice for work lunches.
You won’t believe this but I had this salad for dinner. This is my new favorite. I grab four bags a week from Sam’s Club. It is delicious!
Haha that’s awesome! We LOVE them too! I didn’t know Sam’s Club carried them as well. Great to know!
These are perfect for on the go! I love that they’re a healthy option!
Their salad kits are so easy to use and I love how finely chopped the veggies are inside. I will try it in a mason jar for easy storing!
These are really great salads. Love the idea that you can grab them and go. Healthy choices are so much easier when they require less work in the moment.
I definitely find myself eating healthier when the healthy foods are already ready to grab and eat.
These mason jar salads are totally awesome. I love kale and think these seem amazing!
Eat Smart looks like an awesome way to make sure everyone eats healthy! My kids love packing their lunches; I think these salads would be perfect. We love kale and who can resist mason jars?!
It’s a great way to mix up the week and kick boring sandwiches aside for a day 🙂
I have come late to the mason jar salad party. I just started wanting to do this. These look great. I love them.
They’re so convenient! And easy 🙂
Very creative. I love putting food in mason jars .
Me too! I’m using mason jars everywhere because it also keeps the food fresh for longer!
What a great lunch to have in the fridge and then just grab and go. Love the elegance of the mason jar and the freshness of your toppings. Kale is a fav of mine.
Isn’t Kale so delicious? And so good for you too! Thanks for stopping
I never thought about a pre-made salad bag for the mason jar! That’s so much easier and honestly cheaper when you don’t have to buy all the extra stuff separate!
Right? I felt like I had an epiphany when I thought of this haha. Genius time saver.
Kale is so healthy. It is not expensive to buy at Walmart. I am going to make this delicious salad! Thanks for the recipe.
I love salads so I love this idea. I will definitely be doing this. Thank you for sharing.
This is a great idea. This salad looks really good. I have never had kale in a salad before.