Food Friday: Layered Spinach Pasta Salad

Winter is over. (Truth be told – winter never really started in Texas this year. Oh well.)

Regardless – anything that could pretend to be winter has long-since past and it’s high time for the Hayleys to move on from comfort food eating. Healthy foods for us!

I spent a couple of hours on Sunday prepping healthy meal choices for the week. Just look at these lovely lunch salads, plus low-fat guacamole, pico and hummus.


I also chopped vegetables and fruit, setting them out for quick snacking.


But on to those salads. If you layer correctly, you can prep a week’s worth of lunchtime salads with no fears of wilting. Upon the advise of many food blogs (which I read in depth before salad making…research, you know), I purchased several quart-sized mason jars. They hold a LOT of salad.

Spinach Pasta Salad

Layer ingredients in the following order:

  • Italian dressing
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes
  • Chopped fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Fresh spinach (as much as you can shove in the jar

Replace lid and ring. Refrigerate until ready to eat!



So tell me – are you going to give jar salads a try? Interested in additional combinations?

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