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How to Make Healthy Layered Lunches (Mason Jar Salads)

Healthy Layered Lunches are mason jar salads that are strategically layered in order to keep your greens and dressing separated - ensuring a crisp (not soggy!) healthy lunch!

Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving


From Bottom to Top:

  • LAYER 1: Dressing
  • LAYER 2: Hard Vegetables
  • LAYER 3: Soft Vegetables
  • LAYER 4: Meat / Cheese
  • LAYER 5: Grains / Pasta
  • LAYER 6: Toppings
  • LAYER 7: Greens


  1. Layer all ingredients in the order listed above.  Seal mason jar and refrigerate until ready to eat.

  2. When ready to eat, flip jar over and shake from side to side to mix up the dressing.

  3. Then shake jar up and down to incorporate the dressing into the rest of the salad.

  4. Pour mason jar contents into a bowl or onto a plate.  Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

*Some ingredients do best if placed in mason jars the day of/night before eating.  (i.e.- tomatoes, avocadoes, etc.)  

*Most salads can last up to 3-5 days if sealed and stored properly,