|Marvelous Mason Jar Salads|
Prepping lunches for the week ahead helps keep me from making bad choices. This is especially so, when I only have a half hour for lunch breaks and job stress always makes me hungry. So my Sunday prep benefits both my family and I.
This week from all the prep I normally do (see part one) I will have the following lunches:
Monday - Wednesday: Mason Jar Salads This one of the most fantastic ideas I have seen on the web. I prep on Sunday with tons of fresh veggies, spring salad mix, grilled chicken breast (1 split into thirds) and just a bit of grated cheese. I wait till the morning of to top with just a bit of dressing.
Thursday: Egg salad either on a bed of spring mix or whole wheat or sprouted wheat bread.
This is where boiling the eggs on Sunday, cooling and peeling them and putting them in a storage container makes life easy. I just take two out and add the other ingredients and in less than 2 minutes I have lunch.
Friday: Leftover day! I clean up what's left of all the fresh vegetables and anything else and usually end up with a kicking' salad.
Don't forget your drinks!
The other thing that I do for myself during Sunday prep is to make a huge pot of ice tea so that I have something other than water to drink.
I use this glass stovetop whistling kettle to boil my 12 cups of water. No plastics here!
Then I pour it over my tea leaves into this glass tea pot with glass infuser. Again, no plastics!
After the brewing time, I let the tea cool enough to either safely transfer into individual servings in Mason jars (got to love the Mason jar) or to store the pot in the refrigerator. So ice tea when you need it!
Being prepared is the best way to keep your life Yuck Free and full of delicious whole foods.