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  • Rainbow Salad

    Over the past year, my husband and I have been working on loosing weight and being more healthy. Some of it we've been great at sticking to, like eating healthy through out the week, and some of it we haven't been so great about, like running.

    As part of this, I've started bringing salads to work. My favorite has been my version of a southwest salad. I make my salads in mason jars because it makes them more portable and it controls the portion size.

    The trick with mason jar salads is to layer everything appropriately so that it'll keep and the greens won't get slimey. Here's what I do:

    - 2tbsp of Newman's Own Lite Lime Vinaigrette

    - 4-5 cherry tomatos

    - 1/4 of a cucumber 

    - 4 tbsp of black bean and corn salsa

    - 1/8 cup of pepper jack cheese (cubed)

    - 1/4 of a container of orgainic baby greens (make sure not to pack these too tight or you'll have problems dumping out the salad)

    When you are ready to eat it, just dump it in a bowl and enjoy!

    Do you have a favorite on-the-go lunch? I'm always looking to expand my options.