Lately, I have been trying to come up with ways to help friends and family do more raw foods with little effort. Well, I saw this salad in a mason jar idea and thought now this would work! I noticed that when DH and I prewash and prepare our fruits and vegetables we are more likely to eat it instead of letting them go bad in the refrigerator. Of course I suggest you use little to no meat, but whatever floats your boat to get you to start eating better.
This idea can be done at least 2-3 days before and is very portable. It also helps you clearly see portions
as far as veggies vs dressing vs fruit is concern.
INGREDIENTS (HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING):
1 tablespoon of pure mustard
2 tablespoon of raw honey
1/2 cup of h20
Blend together until a creamy constancy is form.
Organically grown yellow mustard seed traditionally stone ground with organic raw apple cider vinegar, a bit of EDEN Sea Salt, and organic spices. Made of the finest ingredients and nothing more.
I added homemade honey mustard dressing, cherry tomatoes, sweet onions, shredded carrots, and the baby spring organic girl mix. I threw in a a few pecans as well....
baby green romaine lettuce, baby greenleaf lettuce, tango, tatsoi, baby spinach, baby red romaine lettuce, lolla rosa, baby red chard, arugula, mizuna, baby green chard, baby oakleaf lettuce. ingredients may vary by season.
So in the large container it's approximately a little more than 15 cups. I was doing a little more than 2 cups per container. My containers contained about 2/3 of the vitamins that are listed here, at least for the green part of my salad.
|deep red cherry tomatoes ( I USED A CUP IN MY MIX)|
|Serving Size 1 cup cherry|
|Amount Per Serving|
Calories from Fat 3Calories 27
|% Daily Values*|
|Total Fat 0.3g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0.069g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0.201g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.076g|
|Total Carbohydrate 5.84g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.8g||7%|
I used about 2-3 ounces of shredded carrots in our mixed. Even that small amount still provides a large amount of Vitamin A.
|Serving Size 3 oz (85g)|
|Amount Per Serving|
Calories from Fat 0Calories 35
|% Daily Values*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 8g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||8%|
Price for about 8 -10 salad jars!
1) ORGANIC GIRL BABY SPRING (THE LARGE ONE POUND CONTAINER) ~ $6.99
2) TWO SWEET ONIONS ~ $4.22
3) ORGANIC SHREDDED CARROT $2.49
4) PINT OF ORGANIC CHERRY TOMATOES $3.99
5)A POUND OF RAW HONEY $8.49
6) PURE MUSTARD $3.00
Now keep in mind that you will use the honey and mustard on at least 16 jars of salad. There are 32 tablespoons in one pound of honey. So the salad costs about $2.91 - $3.65 a piece. I'm sure with farmers markets/home gardens this can be done for even cheaper. A huge salad like this at a restaurant would easily run you at least $10.
After the recent BK fiasco maybe we should all start making our own fast food!
|16 OZ CONTAINERS|
|DOUBLE FOR YOUR TROUBLE.|
|THIS SALAD IS HUGE!|
|SO HEALTHY AND RAW...LOADED WITH VITAMINS!|
Thank you! I think I saw your post on LHCF and I swear it was like angels singing and the skies opening! lol I want to lose weight and although I like salads, they often god bad in the fridge ($$$!!!) because I'm to lazy or often do not have time to make them for lunch. I saw your post and went to the kitchen and in less than 1 hour I had a greek orzo-cucumber-tomato salad in a jar and a cucumber-tomato-onion-peppers-lettuce jar!! They are sitting in the fridge and I can't believe how easy it was! I'm going to read your whole blog now, so excited :)ReplyDelete
btw:I'm danysedai in LHCF :)
I was amazed at how easy it was as well. DH and I are turning over a new leaf for good this time. Your mix sounds delicious! Thanks So Much for the love...I hope you find something else in my blog that may help you on your journey. I will be posting sample menus, grocery list,simple excercises etc. in the next couple of weeks so stay tune!Delete
This is a fantastic idea! I, too, find that I am more likely to grab something healthy out of the fridge if it is already washed 7 prepped.ReplyDelete