Chicken Caesar Mason Jar Salad with Kale and Quinoa

I love Panera Bread and go there often. I don’t know what it is but when I try to write at home I struggle with staying focused. However, when I’m at Panera Bread I can write my little heart out. It can be totally packed with people but as long as I have my ear Continue reading →

Southwest Ranch Chicken Mason Jar Salad

Southwest Chicken Mason Jar Salad. Baked chicken breast with spicy southwest seasoning, black beans, avocado, and other vegetables mixed together with a light southwest ranch yogurt dressing and topped with crunchy blue tortillas. Scrumptious make-ahead lunch recipe! A couple weeks ago I decided to make a salad bar ahead of time to keep in the Continue reading →

Antipasto Mason Jar Salad

One of my favorite salads is antipasto salad. Filled with Italian meats, cheese, and marinated vegetables it’s delicious, comforting, and the perfect lunch to look forward to all morning long. A classic antipasto is not exactly on the lighter side. In fact, it pretty easy to bust the calorie bank with a plate of meat, Continue reading →

Quinoa, Goat Cheese, & Arugula Mason Jar Salad

I think it is time for me to try quinoa. I see it everywhere. Quinoa recipes show up all the time on my favorite food blogs and in food magazines. There are endless recipes on Pinterest. There are even entire cooks dedicated to it! An entire cookbook about Quinoa? Yes I tell you no lie. Continue reading →

Beef and Cheddar Mason Jar Salad

Last week I made these beef and cheddar “no bread” roll ups and after first bite immediately decided these needed to be made into a mason jar salad. I absolutely LOVED the thousand island yogurt dressing. I am sure it would be delicious in any salad but I especially love it paired with roast beef. Continue reading →

Turkey, Sun-dried Tomatoes, & Chickpea Mason Jar Salad

A couple weeks ago I went out to my favorite local Greek restaurant with my mom to have some lunch. I am a creature of habit and ALWAYS order the same thing from the menu – turkey club. Seriously, it never fails. Considering I can make a club relatively easy at home you think I would Continue reading →

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Mason Jar Salad

I do not remember life before mason jar salads. Seriously, I make 5-10 every week for our lunches and can’t imagine trying to eat healthy without them. Mason jar salads make it so easy to fit in a nutritious portion controlled meal every day. Not to mention they are delicious and completely satisfying. I have Continue reading →

Mason Jar Salad: Farro, Feta, and Vegetables

A couple weeks ago my boss took me out to lunch at a local restaurant. One of the specials on the menu was a Greek salad with farro. If you are not sure what farro is let me quickly explain. It is an ancient grain similar to bulgur. However, it is a little bigger than Continue reading →

Mason Jar Salad Recipe: Smoked Turkey With Raspberry Vinaigrette, Crumbled Blue, and Walnuts

The first time I experienced crumbled blue cheese on a salad was during my early years of dating my husband. We went out to dinner with his grandmother and she order a salad with balsamic dressing and asked for crumbled blue cheese on top. I was intrigued. So I ordered the same thing. I was Continue reading →

Mason Jar Salad: Chopped Turkey and Roasted Red Peppers

This post is by OYS writer Melissa. See here other posts here. Mason jar salads are all the rage right now.  OYS has several different recipes for these clever, delicious creations already, and I am offering you a new option today that combines some of my favorite foods. If you are new to the whole Continue reading →