Salads are essential in the diet of anyone who cares about their health. But this is nothing new. However, maybe you’re wondering: what’s the advantage of putting it or not inside a glass jar?!
But you can be sure: there is no shortage of good reasons to join this “trend”! After all, doesn’t it seem like a great idea to be able to take a salad with you to work (for lunch) or to your prep course or university?
The salad in the glass jar is different, that is, it is an innovative way to eat salad, which can motivate you to eat more vegetables, helping in the search for a more balanced and healthy diet.
Even better is knowing that, inside this type of jar, your salad will stay fresh and be free of components that are dangerous to your health! In addition to these advantages, opting for the glass pot instead of plastic bowls brings numerous other benefits. Check out:
- You can prepare it in advance and store it in your fridge, as the salad in the glass jar lasts for about a week;
- Glass is free of BPA (or bisphenol-A), a compound used in the production of plastics and resins, which is harmful to health;
- The glass jar can be closed tightly and, with this, there is no danger of the salad dressing leaking;
- The glass jar keeps the leaves fresher;
- The glass jar is reusable.
How to make salad in a glass jar
Carol Morais, functional nutritionist and author of the book Projeto Verão Para a Vida Toda, recommends that food should always be stored in glass because it is a material that does not contain toxins, such as plastic – which often contains BPA.
Below, Carol explains how to assemble a very complete salad in a glass jar:
- Start with the sauce.
- Then add heavier vegetables and vegetables that can come into contact with the sauce (eg chickpeas, beans, cucumbers).
- Add vegetables and greens that cannot come into contact with the sauce (eg tomatoes, peas, corn, etc.).
- Add leafy greens such as arugula, lettuce, basil, etc.
- Put light ingredients and cut into small pieces, such as fruit in cubes, for example.
- Finally, add small grains and seeds such as flaxseed, sesame, chia, quinoa, flaked almonds, etc.
In the video below, Naiara Silva also gives tips on how to make a salad in a glass jar. It’s worth watching:
8 tips for assembling the salad in the pot
Here are important guidelines for those who want to adhere to salads in the glass jar:
- Always put the salad in the glass jar. In other words: forget about the plastic pot (which often contains BPA).
- Opt for wide-mouthed glass jars, which are much easier to fill.
- Take advantage of Sunday night to assemble salads every day of the week.
- When preparing the salads, assemble “steps” with the ingredients and then just put each one inside each pot. (For example, leave all the lettuce leaves already washed in a bowl; all the cucumbers already cut etc., and then just distribute a little in each pot).
- Don’t forget that the sauce should always be put first.
- Wash all the ingredients very well before putting them in the pot. In the case of leaves, wash and dry them well.
- Choose cherry tomatoes over traditional chopped tomatoes (since they release a lot of water when cut).
- Vary the assembly of the salad whenever possible so you don’t get sick.
Recipes and dressings to assemble the salad in the pot
1. Lemon Vinaigrette
- Juice of 1 large lemon
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 4 minced garlic cloves
- sea salt to taste
- Black pepper (little)
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and that’s it! If necessary, add a little filtered water.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Sauce
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- oregano to taste
- salt to taste
Preparation: Mix all the ingredients and that’s it!
3. Salad with white beans
- White bean
- Olive oil
Preparation: make a sauce with vinegar, oil and salt and put it on the first layer. Then add the cooked white beans. Next, broccoli, carrots, beets and corn. Finally, add the arugula and lettuce leaves.
4. Classic salad
- Cherry tomato
- Mozzarella di Bufula
Preparation: mix the lemon with the salt and place it at the bottom of the pot, starting the first layer. Add the Mozzarella di Bufula, then the cherry tomatoes and olives. Finally, lettuce and arugula.
Did you like the tips? Making your salads in the glass jar you no longer have “excuses” to say you don’t have time to prepare them throughout the week! They are super practical and tasty!
The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only. They do not replace the advice and follow-up of doctors, nutritionists, psychologists, physical education professionals and other specialists.
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