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Salad In A Jar Recipes ~ Easy Healthy Lunch On the Go Ideas

I love a good salad. Sure I could go to the store and scoop out my salad and pay by the weight, but a healthy salad in a jar makes for a healthy and cheap lunch on the go!

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As you know, these little salads are great for work, going to the beach, a picnic..etc… Add anything you want to it. I’m sure you realize that no matter how you decide to make your salad in a jar, always add the dressing first (so it stays in the bottom of your jar) and after that either put some grain/seed type of food over it (such as Quinoa or beans) and stack your veggies – then when you’re ready to eat shake the jar!  A Mason Jar works great for this, I like the wide mouth jars best. Make sure you check out our list of over 18 salad ideas below.

So in one of them there’s:

Chickpeas
Cucumbers
Cherry Tomatoes
Shredded Carrots
Tuna (f you do not like tuna add grilled chicken)
Hard Boiled eggs
Spring Lettuce
If you find the jar is hard to eat out of, or you need something that is NOT breakable these are some other great options. Same concept for easy meal prep with healthy ingredients to make a salad on the go.

More Jar Options


Stay Fit Deluxe Salad Kit, EZ Freeze

Fit & Fresh Chilled Salad Shaker Container with Dressing Dispenser, 4 Cup Capacity

Ramini Brands Fresh Salad To Go Serving Cup – Bonus Recipes – Salad Shaker With Dressing Container Fork – Set of Two


Frigidaire Fresh Salad on the Go, 6 Cup Capacity

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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I love it when there are tons of apples to pick from to eat! Some of my favorites are Gala, a good Fuji and my top favorite is a sweet and cold Honey Crisp apple! Throwing some Crisp Apple Pizza Bites in for a quick lunch makes for some refreshing and healthy lunch ideas.

 

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Crisp Apple Pizza Bites ~ Healthy Lunch Ideas

I am always looking for new healthy lunch ideas that are both easy and taste good.  My kids love anything to do with pizza, and these Crisp Apple Pizza Bites are one of their favorite snacks. Perfect for little hands and fun for them to make too. You can change the recipe to fit your families personal favorites but here is what we like to put on ours.

  • 1 Pink Lady apple, cored and cut into slices
  • peanut butter
  • granola
  • craisins ( dried cranberries)
  • pumpkin seeds (without the shell)
  • chocolate chips
  • Honey (optional)
Spread the peanut butter (also amazing with Almond butter) on each slice then sprinkle the toppings. Drizzle some honey for extra sweetness!  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!

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Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe

One of my most favorite dressings is this Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe.
Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe, with Lemon cilantro garlic and honey, great on any salad perfect for spring and summer menu plans
We are finally having some beautiful weather here. When we have nice weather I eat a lot more salad.  I tend to eat the same salad combos but like to mix it up with different salad dressings.   This smooth and creamy avocado dressing is pretty amazing. I like it on green salad, pasta salad or even a corn and bean salad. Hope you enjoy it too.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 a clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (red wine vinegar works too)
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • salt/pepper to taste

Directions

Blend everything in a blender or food processor  until smooth and creamy. Add just a bit of water if you would like the dressing a little thinner. I do! Then adjust the salt.
This makes about 1/2 cup or so (give or take). Depends if you like it a little thicker or not. It should last 2-3 days in the fridge – the flavor changes a bit.  Of course you can double the recipe and adjust it to your taste if you tend to like it more or less with the acidity of the lemon/vinegar.

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Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe ~ Lunch or Dinner Idea
 
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Recipe type: Dressing
Ingredients
  • Half an Avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Quarter cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a clove garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • A Quarter cup apple cider vinegar (red wine vinegar works too)
  • Three Tbsp honey
  • salt/pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend everything in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Add just a bit of water if you would like the dressing a little thinner. I prefer my thin! Then add the salt.
  2. This makes about ½ cup or so (give or take). Depends if you like it a little thicker or not. It should last 2-3 days in the fridge. The flavor changes a bit as it ages. Of course you can double the recipe and adjust it to your taste if you tend to like it more or less with the acidity of the lemon/vinegar.
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I first posted these Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween, a few years ago. We have made them every year since then. We have improved or changed the recipe or creation process a little. So I thought I would update the post and share the new and improved version of our Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween with you. Printable version below.

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween

Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party?  My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her.

I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in.  Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out!  SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate.  My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.

All you need is:

 Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:

Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M’s or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut.  Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

 

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Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween
 
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Are you looking for a fun treat idea to bring to your kids school or a Halloween party? My mother-in-law made these for my kids and they absolutely adored them. In fact 6 year old squealed with joy when she opened the lid of the donut box and saw these looking back at her. I love that anyone can make these, but they turn out so cute every time. We have made them with Krispy Kreme donuts as well as bakery donuts, they all work. You just have to make sure they have a hole in the middle to put the teeth in. Last year was the first time I made them with chocolate and maple frosting and they still turned out! SO do not stress if you can not find glazed donuts. In fact I think the colored teeth add a little character to the plate. My kids call the ones with colored fangs, Monsters and the ones with clear teeth Vampires.
Ingredients
  • All you need is:
  • Donuts (or bagels if your trying to go low sugar)
  • Chocolate chips, M&M's or Candy Eyes
  • vampire teeth
  • Vampire Donuts A Quick and Easy Treat For Halloween Directions:
Instructions
  1. Squish the vampire teeth together and press them into the middle of the donut hole. Pick your eyes, Chocolate chips, M&M's or Candy Eyes and press them into the donut. Simple as that you have a treat that is sure be a hit! Really even my 6 year old could make these, and they would still turn out cute!

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