Mason Jar Salads


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cooked through and diced

  • 8 slices of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

  • 2 apples, chopped

  • 2 pears, chopped

  • large head or bag of kale or spinach (or a mix of both)

  • matchstick carrots

  • pecans

  • optional – feta cheese (be sure to count as a blue), craisins (be sure to count as a yellow)

FOR THE DRESSING
  • 4 T of extra virgin olive oil

  • 2.5 T maple syrup

  • 2.5 T apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix together ingredients for the dressing. And divide equally into 4 large mason jars.

  2. If using kale, chop into tiny bite sized pieces.

  3. For the Apple Bacon Salad, layer the remaining ingredients in the following order after dressing: 1/3 cup matchstick carrots, 4 slices of turkey bacon, chopped, 1 cup of chopped apple, 1 2/3 cups of greens, 2 T pecans (optional 3T of feta cheese)

  4. For the Chicken Pear Salad, layer the remaining ingredients in the following order: 1/3 cup matchstick carrots, 2/3 cup diced chicken, 1 pear, sliced or chopped, 1 2/3 cups of greens, 2 T pecans, (optional 3T of feta cheese)

  5. Store jars in the fridge for 4-5 days. Remove from fridge and keep out for a few minutes before eating, then shake up the jar to distribute the dressing! Enjoy!


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