Use mason jars to layer these salad recipes from YumUniverseвЂ™s Heather Crosby for a fast lunch of fresh and healthy ingredients.
Hearty Chickpea, Kale & Artichoke Heart Salad
1 tbsp coconut aminos*
1 tbsp juice from marinated artichoke hearts
Pinch fine-ground sea salt
Layer 2: 3вЂ“4 marinated artichoke hearts (from a jar), quartered
Layer 3: 1вЂ“2 mushrooms like baby bellas or white, sliced
Layer 4: 2 tbsp red bell pepper, diced
Layer 5: 1/4 cup broccoli florets
Layer 6: 1/4 cup cooked chickpeas
Layer 7: 1 cup raw kale, chopped
*Coconut aminos are a gluten-free, soy-free soy sauce alternative. Feel free to use tamari, nama shoyu or soy sauce if you donвЂ™t have any sensitivities.
1. In a small bowl, place chopped kale and add a pinch of salt. Squeeze the leaves over and over until kale starts to wiltвЂ”about 2 minutes. This process removes bitterness from the leaves and softens them, too.
2. Beginning with layer 1 as the bottom, fill jar in layers upward from there.