Title: Salad in a Jar: 68 Recipes for Salads and Dressings
Author: Anna Helm Baxter
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Summary (from Goodreads): A collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go.
The solution to the lunchtime salad rut, 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. Anna Helm Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack. Tips and tricks include instructions on designing salads in a jar with recipes for raw salads, side salads, meal salads, snacks, and desserts.
Have you got the desire and a few extra minutes to prepare a quick and nutritious lunch? This is one cookbook that I can honestly say will satisfy your need to eat healthier and not demand too much of your time. Salad in a Jar gives its readers ideas and solutions that are not only tasty, but relatively easy to prepare. The beautiful illustrations and simple instructions make this book a must-have for anyone wanting to shake up their lunch routine.
What is really amazing to me about Salad in a Jar, is the method that Helm Baxter describes to create these salads. After you understand the simple layering technique, any recipe can be used. This is very exciting to me, as there are many times that I have tried to take a salad for lunch and found that it was soggy or just not as fresh once lunchtime hits.
Also, the 10 minutes that it takes to prepare the most complicated recipe is quite doable and can be sped up with a little preparation the night before. There are so many different types of recipes that vegetarians and those who prefer a little more protein in their meal will be able to find something enjoyable to prepare. The ingredients for the salads and dressings that I created were all sourced from my local grocery store and were quite reasonably priced. Considering that I would spend more on take-out, this is considerable savings.
A gorgeous recipe book that is packed full of ideas and recipes for eating well, Salad in a Jar is my new favourite cookbook. I have always looked forward to the lunch hour, but knowing that I will have something delicious and good for me is a bonus. If you are looking for a new and easy way to change up the way you do lunch, I highly recommend Salad in a Jar.
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