Sack the Sarnie for a Salad Jar

Bored of sandwiches? Leftovers? Toast?? Paying through the nose for lunch out?? 

SALAD JARS maybe the answer to your tasty lunchtime prayers

What about making a whole week of healthy lunches on Sunday night?? Think of all the time & hassle saved by not having to do it in the mornings?



Share the salad love.  Do it with friends to save buying a tonne of different ingredients or salad boredom. It’s a perfect excuse for a glass of wine, to eat healthy foods and to have a good old natter

No time for a party?? Have a swap party – Do it with your work colleague, a school mum or your gym bff – Everyone makes a different salad.

Get your jars ready and keep it simple!!


Check out this list for great salad jar ingredients:

Chopped leafy greens of any kind

Chopped or sliced veggies of any kind



Brown rice


Cooked or tinned beans – black, kidney, or cannellini

Chickpeas – roasted and seasoned for flavour

Cooked meats, tuna, salmon

Sunflower or pumpkin seeds – Tasty toasted or untoasted

Nuts – Tasty toasted or untoasted

Dried fruits cranberries or goji berries

Pomegranate is trendy right now

Boiled eggs


Vinaigrette or dressing of your choice

Layer your ingredients starting with the dressing on the bottom. This is important, because it’ll help the rest of your ingredients not get soggy while they’re in the fridge waiting to be eaten. Or put this in a separate container and add just before eating. After the dressing, put in a layer of greens, and continue layering the rest of the ingredients, finishing with the “toppings” on top.

When you’re done, you should have several colourful jars of healthy, hearty salad ready to grab in the morning. When you’re ready to eat your salad, simply shake it up so that the dressing on the bottom covers the rest of the ingredients or pour the dressing over if in another container. 



Simple dressing recipes

Homemade dressings taste great and the ingredients list is better too – No nasty numbers, emulsifiers, or chemical preservatives!

Thai Style Dressing

2 tablespoons lemon grass

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon grated ginger

juice of one lemon

2 tablespoons tamari, soy sauce or coconut aminos

2 teaspoons honey

Two Ingredient Dressing

generous splash of balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper

Creamy Dressing

2 generous tablespoons thick yoghurt, natural or coconut for dairy free

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard

Healthy Salad Dressing of Chlorophyll Glory by Chef Cynthia Louise


1 cucumber (skins on)
1 cup of fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp of lemon juice
1 cup of “sunshine”
1 tbsp of honey
1 piece of green chilli (optional)
2 tsp of salt
2 cups of #love


Add ingredients into your blender
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