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Fall Harvest Mason Jar Salads with Maple Cider Vinaigrette (21 Day Fix)

  • Author: Nancylynn Sicilia
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Fall Harvest Mason Jar Salads are a deliciously perfect make-ahead lunch to keep you full and on track all season long!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cooked through and diced
  • 8 slices of turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 2 pears, chopped
  • large head or bag of kale or spinach (or a mix of both)
  • matchstick carrots
  • pecans
  • optional – feta cheese  (be sure to count as a blue), craisins (be sure to count as a yellow)

For the dressing

  • 4 T of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2.5 T maple syrup
  • 2.5 T apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix together ingredients for the dressing. And divide equally into 4 large mason jars.
  2. If using kale, chop into tiny bite sized pieces.
  3. For the Apple Bacon Salad, layer the remaining ingredients in the following order after dressing: 1/3 cup matchstick carrots, 4 slices of turkey bacon, chopped, 1 cup of chopped apple, 1 2/3 cups of greens, 2 T pecans (optional 3T of feta cheese)
  4. For the Chicken Pear Salad, layer the remaining ingredients in the following order: 1/3 cup matchstick carrots, 2/3 cup diced chicken, 1 pear, sliced or chopped, 1 2/3 cups of greens, 2 T pecans, (optional 3T of feta cheese)
  5. Store jars in the fridge for 4-5 days. Remove from fridge and keep out for a few minutes before eating, then shake up the jar to distribute the dressing! Enjoy!

Notes

21 Day Fix: 2 GREEN, 1 Orange, 1/2 Blue, 1 Purple, 1 Red per salad

WW Freestyle: Apple Bacon Salad- 12 points with dressing, 6 points without dressing; Chicken Pear Salad- 9 points with dressing, 3 points without dressing

Note: The dressing is TOTALLY delicious and worth giving a shot, but if you aren’t willing to sacrifice the points, check out this resource from Pointed Kitchen for low point salad dressings!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Mason Jar Salad

Keywords: salad, lunch, gluten-free, fall favorites, seasonal, chicken, dinner, low-cal, high-protein