Stylish Lunching For the Health Conscious

 

The new hip way to bring lunch from home is in a mason jar. Now, I don’t know if you like going out for lunch or bringing it from home but here are some options which will make you think twice about shelling out the big bucks on a pricey meal from the restaurant down the block. If you like salads, bring one from home, with all of the ingredients arranged neatly in your hipster carrying container.
Why mason jars, you ask? Besides the fact that they’re BPA free, dishwasher safe, colors don’t bleed onto the sides, and they’re really damn cute, they also keep greens fresher than fresh and are travel friendly. You can even make a few at once and store them in the fridge for up to a week without fear.
Of course, you have to think about how to stack the ingredients of your handmade salad; liquidy and heavier ingredients on the bottom please! And then place your leafy greens right on top and you won’t have to worry about the salad becoming too soggy. So dressing on the bottom, ladies! Here are some options for all you lunchers out there:
 
Caprese Pasta Salad

 
2 tbsp basil pesto (homemade or store-bought)
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 ½ oz fresh mozzarella, chopped into bite sized pieces
2 oz cooked penne pasta
½ cup fresh spinach leaves
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
 

Greek Pasta Salad

 
2 tbsp easy lemon vinaigrette (see below)
1 cup cherry tomatoes
¼ cup red onion, chopped
1 cup cucumber, chopped
½ cup feta, crumbled
2 oz rigatoni, cooked
½ cup mixed greens
½ cup fresh mint, chopped
 
Enjoy healthy lunching!
 

 
 

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