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Barbeque Chicken Mason Jar Salads

These barbeque chicken mason jar salads can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week! They are filling with BBQ chicken, black beans, corn, cheddar cheese and vegetables.
These barbeque chicken mason jar salads can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week! They are filling with BBQ chicken, black beans, corn, cheddar cheese and vegetables. www.nutritionistreviews.com
During the week, I am very busy. Between work, blogging, being a mom, taking care of the dogs, cleaning and cooking and being a wife, I am always doing something. To help myself and my family out, I love to prep some of my food ahead of time.

Usually on Saturday or Sunday, I set aside about an hour of time to make some of the food for the week ahead. I may make big pans of roasted vegetables, shredded meat, grains, pot of soup, etc. It just depends what I feel like that week or what I need to cook for a blog recipe.

I have been wanting to make salad jars for at least a couple of years now. I finally got around to it and don't know what took me so long! They are awesome! They can be made ahead of time and in quantity. I made these for my husband and I for lunches at work. You just pack everything into a jar and then pour onto a plate or bowl when you are ready to eat.

The key to keeping them from getting soggy is putting the dressing and wet ingredients on the bottom of the jar and the dry ingredients such as the lettuce on the top of the jar. I am inspired to make all different kinds of salad jars now!

Barbeque Chicken Mason Jar Salads

Serving size: 1 mason jar salad
Servings: 3 salads


Ingredients:
1/4 cup light ranch dressing
1 tomato, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 cup no-salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
2 cooked chicken breasts with BBQ sauce, diced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped

Directions: Layer ingredients in mason jars in order listed in ingredients starting with the ranch dressing at the bottom and ending with the lettuce at the top. To serve: dump contents of jar onto a plate or bowl. Enjoy!

Make a few of these at a time, store in the fridge and take one out everyday for work. Other lunch ideas that I often make are a big pan of homemade macaroni and cheese with roasted vegetables, bean salads, a huge pot of different kinds of soup, etc.

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