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Last Updated on September 30, 2014 by Diane Hoffmaster
I was provided one copy of Mason Jar Salads and More to review at no charge but all opinions expressed here are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
I have quite a collection of mason jars floating around my house. I use them for drinks, storing grains, and a dozen other things around the house. I have not, however, tried to make mason jar salads yet. It has been on my 'to do' list for a while. Convenient, healthy, and easily portable sounds like a great idea for the husband's lunch box every once in a while. If you are interested in making mason jar salads, this cookbook is just the thing for you!
Mason Jar Salads and More
Title: Mason Jar Salads and More
Subtitle: : 50 Layered Lunches to Grab and Go
Author: Julia Mirabella
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Format/Length: Paperback: 160 pages
From the Publisher:
Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods.
The tasty recipes and gorgeous full-color photos in this book will show you how to create amazing dishes, including:
•Pomegranate and pear salad
•Pesto tortellini with cherry tomatoes
•Crunchy Asian salad
•Spinach, blueberry and blue cheese salad
•Curried chicken salad
•Kale and avocado salad
•Porcini mushroom risotto
•Overnight oatmeal with fruit
•Green bean and feta salad
Mason jar salads are a hot topic right now. So many people are trying to eat healthier but we are all still incredibly busy. Putting together several mason jar salads on the weekend will go a long way towards making your life easier. The author has done a great job of introducing the reader to the concept of mason jar salads and explaining what supplies are needed...basically a mason jar and lots of healthy food! She does recommend a few other supplies and gives you a few pointers to get started.
There are a few 'non salad' recipes...smoothies and oatmeal for breakfast mainly. They look tasty and all work well in a mason jar. There are also some condiments like salsa and hummus as well. The majority of the book, though, is mason jar salads!
The variety of flavors and ingredients that the author included is actually very impressive. I never would have thought a person could get so creative with a salad! But, these ingredients are not hard to find. You can get most of them at any major grocery store chain. There are also recipes for salad dressing if you want to top your mason jar salads with your own dressing.
This cookbook is well organized and contains some absolutely beautiful photos. If you are looking for ways to eat healthier on the go I definitely recommend you get this cookbook. All you need is a big salad bowl and a fork to keep at work and you are on your way to healthier eating!
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.