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Salads Made Easy!


Mmmm, I love a blog post that result in yummy eats!

I love salads, but finding the time to prep them on a daily bases is not always easy.  I know it doesn’t take a whole lot of time, but if you’ve met my girls, you’d know that it takes ninja stealth to prepare food without them knowing and zooming in to eat it all.

In addition to losing time, I often lose my salad makings too.  I buy large tubs of greens or spinach, only to have it go bad before I can eat it all (you can also freeze it for adding to cooked dishes before it’s a lost cause).  The large tub is 4 times the product, for only 2x the price of the smaller ones, so I generally try to buy the large tub for the savings.

I’ve owned a vacuum sealer for quite some time, but the canisters are a bit pricey and I didn’t want more plastic items in my kitchen.  Then I heard about the jar sealer attachment.  I have plenty of canning jars around here, and I even hang onto old lids for general storage, so once I got my sealer for Christmas I was ready to roll!

Supplies:
Wide Mouth Jars
Wide Mouth Lids (I save used ones for this!)
Vacuum Sealer
Vacuum Sealer Jar Attachment
Salad Fixings: Greens, Avocados, Carrots, Cheese, Olives, Mushrooms, Onions, Tomatoes – Whatever you like!

Dice up your veggies and layer your ingredients in, and if you want to measure in the salad dressing, add it first (so it’s on the bottom) and the greens on top.  When you’re ready to eat simply pour it out on your plate and enjoy!

I’ve kept my prepared salads up to a week in the jars with everything staying in perfect shape, including the avocados!  If you’d like to see my favorite method for cutting up an avocado for salads and sandwiches, check out this video!

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