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These mix-and-match meal prep jars make healthy lunches easy and are perfect for keeping your meals fresh for days – a game changer for anyone feeling stuck in a lunch rut! They’ll breathe new life into your midday munching, especially on those hectic days.

These are all 32 oz mason jars which make a large lunch or simple dinner, but you can use 16 ounce jars for a half portion size. To layer a mason jar salad effectively, follow these simple steps:

  1. Dressing: Start with the dressing as the base to prevent sogginess. Alternatively, keep the dressing in a separate container for convenience.
  2. Crisp Ingredients: Add crisp ingredients like cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, and edamame on top of the dressing.
  3. Grains, Lentils & Protein: Layer grains, lentils, and/or protein next, using the crisp ingredients as a barrier between them and the dressing.
  4. Cheese: Place cheese on top of the grains and protein to maintain its texture.
  5. Leafy Greens: Finish with leafy greens like lettuce, baby spinach, or kale on top to keep them fresh and crisp.

Eat in the jar or toss all the ingredients into a big bowl. Pro tip: If you are eating a salad out of the jar, place the jar upside down for 10-15 minutes before ready to eat – then shake! This will help get the dressing more easily distributed throughout the jar before you shake.