We’ve got the solution to your lunchtime salad rut. Anna Helm Baxter’s Salad in a Jar provides healthy, easy alternatives to dissatisfying or overpriced grab-and-go meals. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead and include tips on layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack. Try one of our favorite recipes from the book: Chicken and Kale Caesar. This salad is not only healthy and tasty, but it qualifies as a complete meal; it includes grains, lean proteins and lots of veggies for healthy eating on the go.
Chicken and Kale Caesar
Makes: 1 quart – Time: 10 minutes
Detoxifying ♦ Hunger Suppressing ♦ Nervous System Supporting
This is packed with folate, a B vitamin essential for brain development.
2 to 3 tablespoons Caesar Dressing (page 24)
4 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 1⁄4 ounces cooked chicken breast, chopped
13⁄4 ounces chopped curly kale
1⁄2 ounce shredded Parmesan cheese
A small handful of croutons
Place the dressing in the bottom of a quart jar. Add the cherry tomatoes, followed by the chicken, kale, and Parmesan. Cut a small square of parchment paper, place directly on top of the Parmesan, and add the croutons. Seal the jar tightly.