9 Jar Salads to Make for Meal Prep Day

Wellness: Nutrition
9 Jar Salads to Make for Meal Prep Day

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July 20 2022


The beauty of packing salads in jars is that the dressing goes on the bottom while the greens stay fresh on top. To speed up the meal prepping process, check out the variety of Hy-Vee Short Cut in the produce department. These are washed and chopped fruits and veggies that save you oodles of time in the kitchen. 

  1. Shrimp Sushi Jar Salad

    Forget the lettuce—this jar salad is filled with all of your favorite flavors in a fresh sushi roll. Pack your jar with shrimp, rice, veggies, and sesame seeds for an easy grab-and-go lunch.

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  2. Thai Mango Salad in a Jar

    Transform Vietnamese-style rolls served at restaurants into a colorful salad full of exotic flavors and textures guaranteed to give your afternoon a boost.

  3. Caprese Pasta Salad in a Jar

    We love layering this deconstructed mozzarella and tomato pasta just so ... this way, the pasta doesn't get mushy and everything stays fresh and bright.

  4. Summer Watermelon Chicken Jar Salad

    Summertime calls for fresh produce—enjoy it in this salad featuring watermelon, blueberries, leafy greens, and rotisserie chicken. Pack everything in a jar for a convenient grab-and-go meal.

  5. Whatever's in the Fridge Salad in a Jar

    Use this simple formula to build your own spectacular salad in a jar. 

  6. Black Bean Quinoa Salad in a Jar

    This recipe makes enough for two jars, but you could easily double it to make four for the days ahead.

  7. Family-Size 6-Bean Jar Salad

    Prep family dinner in advance by making a Family-Size 6-Bean Jar Salad. Simply layer all of your veggies in a jar (make sure the dressing is at the bottom) and you'll have a tasty and convenient meal.

  8. Powerhouse Jar Salad

    Layer homemade vinaigrette, quinoa, fresh veggies, and leafy greens into a jar for a salad you can take anywhere—and enjoy anytime. 

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  9. Mediterranean Salad in a Jar

    This one's basically all of our favorite veggie pizza toppings in a jar. Plus chickpeas. 

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