Brown-bagging your lunch is friendlier on your wallet and can be better for your waistline. You can also save time and take a moment to relax at lunch time instead of waiting in line.

Want to make packing lunch even easier?

We love mason jars for decorating, but they also make for cute, convenient salad containers!

Here are 3 great recipes to get you started:


Greek Zucchini Salad

A creamy avocado and yogurt dressing with garlic and fresh herbs rests at the bottom of the jar on top of red onions, cucumber, spinach, and tomatoes. Feta cheese and kalamata olives add healthy fats and some saltiness. The salad is topped with zucchini noodles. This is a winning combination Mediterranean flavors!

Courtesy of Beach Body Blog.


Southwestern Chicken Salad

This is a perfect grab-and-go lunch that requires very little effort or kitchen supplies. Plus, it’s a well-balanced meal with wholesome, real ingredients.

Courtesy of Food Network.


BLT Salad

Yes this has bacon, but choosing the right ingredients like low-fat mayonnaise and sour cream can still make this salad a great alternative to restaurant-salads or fast food.

You can even put it in between 2 slices of bread to make a sandwich!

Courtesy of  It All Started with Paint.



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