5 Fast and Healthy Mason Jar Salads

Hi guys! I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Things have been a little chaotic at our house prepping for our Europe trip and trying to get everything ready for back-to-school season once we get back. (Hello August! 🙂 I am a just a little bit of a procrastinator haha but as long as everything gets done it doesn’t really matter if its last minute..right?

Speaking of last minute, I have found some of the yummiest and quickest salad recipes that you can prep in a mason jar. It is literally the best and is so fast, mess-free, and easy to take on the go – it’s the perfect healthy (and cute!) lunch. Below are a few of my favorites and you can find more that I have pinned here.

thaichickenrecipe via pinterest

THAI CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD

| Makes: 1 Serving|

Ingredients:

  • Chopped Lettuce
  • 1-2 Spiced Grilled Chicken Breasts: 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic granules, pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Spicy Broccoli: 1 tbsp chili paste
  • 1 cup Mango and Cabbage Slaw: 1/2 cup sliced or cubed mango, 1/2 cup finely chopped cabbage, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers & Tomatoes: 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, 1/2 cup chopped grape tomatoes
2-3 tbsp Chili vinaigrette:
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, or sesame oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger

See instructions on layering in the jar here.

greeksaladrecipe via pinterest

GREEK SALAD

| Makes: 1 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 1 small zucchini or cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and cubed
  • ⅓ cup kalamata olives, cut in half
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ to ½ cup crumbled feta
  • 2 – 3 vine ripened plum tomatoes, chopped or ½ pint grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 5 – 6 cups chopped romaine hearts, washed and dried well
  • 2 – 3 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and dried well

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • coarse salt and fresh black pepper

Instructions here.

recipe via pinterest

CHEF SALAD IN A JAR

| Makes: 1 serving |

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. (1 whole) diced Roma tomato
  • 1 C. (¼ whole) sliced English cucumber
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean ham, sliced into strips
  • 1 C. (1 oz.) cooked lean turkey, sliced into strips
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 oz. cheddar cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 2 oz. Swiss cheese, cut into thin strips
  • 4 C. chopped Romaine lettuce, bite sized pieces

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ C. (2 small) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp. coarse grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 6 Tbs. light olive or canola oil

Detailed instructions here.

 

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recipe via pinterest

BURRITO BOWL MASON JAR SALAD

| Makes: 5 servings |

Ingredients:

Quinoa-

  • 1 cup quinoa (I used a combination of red and white)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • juice and zest of one lime, or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Chicken-

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee
  • For the bacon: (optional)
  • 2 pieces of thick cut bacon

Sweet Potatoes-

  • 1 large sweet potato, washed with both ends cut off
  • 1 tablespoon residual bacon oil or coconut oil

Other Ingredients-

  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 5 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

See instructions on how to make the salad here.

Watermelon-Feta-Arugula-Salad

recipe via pinterest

ARUGLA AND WATERMELON SALAD IN A JAR

| Makes: 4 servings |

Ingredients (per salad):

  • 1 cup seedless watermelon, cut into 1.5 cm cubes
  • 1 tablespoon feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon almonds (slices)
  • 1 teaspoon mint, torn
  • arugula (as much as will fit)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons sugar

Check out the instructions here

PIN FOR LATER!

MASONJARS

 

Let me know if you guys get a chance to make any and what you think. Happy Sunday!

XX,
Christine

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DETAILS: BLUE ILLUSION SLEEVELESS TOP (22% OFF – CODE: WEEKENDSALE) | NAVY TRENCH (22% OFF – CODE: WEEKENDSALE) | DISTRESSED HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $60 – SIZE UP: WEARING SIZE 26 – MORE SIZES HERE) | NUDE MINI TOTE | GREY WATCH | NUDE HEELS | TORTOISE SUNGLASSES

Happy Friday guys! We are getting ready to head on our trip and I am soooo not ready! So much to still do I am such a procrastinator.

I wore this outfit earlier this week. This illusion sleeveless top (22% off code: WEEKENDSALE) is one of my favorites from our summer collection (also comes in a pretty nude pink) and is on sale for under $25. We also have these tops still in yellow, white and pale blue for under $25. I love the ring detail! My all time fave is this off-the-shoulder top from this post and this post are now under $30 in blue and blush.

We are running 22% off sitewide on ILY just for this weekend! CODE: WEEKENDSALE. No exclusions so hurry and get your favorites on sale 🙂

Shop a few more of my favorite ILY sale pieces below:

XX,
Christine

4 Accessories To Break Up Your Denim-on-Denim Look

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DETAILS: BURGUNDY BOMBER (ALSO GOT IT IN BLACK) | CHAMBRAY BUTTON-UP  | HIGH-RISE DENIM (UNDER $50  –  LOVE THIS WASH – DENIM BOGO THROUGH 8/17) | BRALETTE (LOVE THIS ONE) | BANDANAGREY SUEDE BOOTIES (LOVE THESE FOR FALL)

CODY: WHITE HENLEY (UNDER $20) | OLIVE CARGO SHIRTDENIM (UNDER $40) | BOOTS (LOVE THESE OLIVE SNEAKERS UNDER $30)

One of my favorite trends right now is denim beyond your jeans. Wearing denim in unexpected ways is huge this fall. I’m all about a chance to wear denim any way I can, from skirts and dresses to your classic denim jacket or button-up. It is an ultimate neutral for fall so denim makes for endless layering options and is also a great base. You can go all out layering denim on denim and use all your favorite fall tones as contrast.

Denim and burgundy look so pretty together but instead of a basic sweater with jeans, think of new ways to wear denim and other ways you can tie in color with your accessories beyond your bag and shoes. Here are 4 of my favorite ways to add color for the season:

  1. Neck-ccessories: Bandanas are such a fresh twist you can add to amp your you look by tying it around your neck or knotting it around your bag for an interesting detail. I love this burgundy color for fall and found so many more great color options at American Eagle (love this navy one and how pretty is this pink print?).
  2. Bold lip: Lip color is another subtle way to bring in jewel tones to offset a denim-on-denim ensemble – I love a pretty berry or plum lip or nail color for fall!
  3. Feminine layers: Instead of layering colors over your denim look, switch things up and layer some color underneath your look with a bralette or bodysuit. I love Aerie’s bralette selection (BOGO 50% through 8/2). They have so many pretty colors and styles. Nothing makes you feel prettier than a flirty bralette  – even if you are the only one that sees it! (Although they might be too pretty to keep covered up :). I love the back detail on this one!
  4. Bomber: Jackets are always a fail-safe accessory — it’s a layer you can wear, tie around your waist, or ditch altogether so it works as more of an accent. I’ve always loved the bomber silhouette and this varsity style is so good! I love the sporty, sleek look so much I had to have it in both burgundy and black.

Below are a few more musts for fall, whether you’re revamping your closet for back to school or just need a few pieces to update your fall wardrobe. You can also BOGO 50% on aerie bras and bralettes and AEO denim

XX,
Christine

*In collaboration with American Eagle and ShopStyle.