Whether you’re preparing lunches for the week or planning an afternoon picnic, these 10 make-ahead recipes will put your recyclables to work saving you time and money. Read on for ideas you’ll love.
Chopped Salad to Go
If you’re new to the meals-in-jars concept, the joy of a portable salad without all the soggy lettuce and toppings will make you an instant believer.
Dreamed up by Angela Simpson of My Fresh Perspective, this preparation features nutritious spelt berries, sweet bell peppers and hearty chicken for a filling meal on-the-go. When lunchtime comes, simply tip your pre-layered salad into a bowl for a crunchy bite that’s sure to please.
- Get step-by-step instructions for Chopped Chicken Salad to Go.
For vegetarians and vegans, Simpson also offers three vegetarian recipes (plus one that includes tuna).
- Get instructions for Fresh Lunchtime Inspiration in a Jar from My Fresh Perspective.