Tuesday, July 08, 2014

CLCA Day 7: Salad in a Jar (Your Healthy, Make-Ahead, Workday Lunch Solution!)

"Cyd's Low-Carb Adventure," Day 7 (We survived a week! YAY!!)
Breakfast: Mango-Triple Berry Smoothie (with almond milk)
Lunch: Salad in a Jar--pictured
Dinner: Leftovers (Roasted Boneless/Skinless Chicken Thighs and Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette)

The salad-in-a-jar was fun to make, except when I realized I had left out the tomato and to disassemble and reassemble it! ARRGGHH!! In the end, it had three tablespoons of lemon-herb vinaigrette at the bottom, then broccoli, snow peas, onion, yellow pepper, celery, carrots, tomato, roast turkey, and lettuce, of course.
These salads are great, because the possible combinations are endless--you can use whatever's in your vegetable and deli drawers. And you can make a week's worth on a Sunday afternoon, and they will stay fresh in quart-sized Mason jars in the fridge through lunch the following Friday! Just follow the basic methodology starting with 2-4 tablespoons of dressing at the bottom, then harder to lighter stuff as you layer up, ending with the lettuce.

Carb count: 123 grams

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