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May 26, 2016

The Perfect Pack Ahead Salads for Work

Kara Elise knows us busy girls end up grabbing power-bars or buying lunches when we don’t plan ahead, so she started filling mason jars with everything you need for a yummy salad that you can grab-and-go! She’s sharing this fresh and delicious pack ahead salad that’s perfect to take to work or for a healthy lunch when you’re on the run!

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Kara says, There are so many times when our weeks start off packed full to the brim. Thinking ahead about your lunches can offer a great way to relieve a little bit of stress from your work week, and add a little health to your lunching hour. I love packing salads on Sunday, taking the time to intentionally think about how I am going to nourish myself in the coming week. These pack­ ahead salads are so simple, and a great way to take care of your body in any busy season. Plus, they’re so beautiful and so fun!

The best part about a pack­ ahead salad is you can make it completely your own. Fill it with ingredients you love, and try adding various dried fruits, nuts, or seeds to give it a little extra crunch and a few more nutrients.

One of my go-­to pack­aheads is a smoked salmon and arugula salad. After making lox bagels over the weekend, this salad is a great way to use that leftover salmon for a delicious, protein packed salad.

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Smoked Salmon Pack­ Ahead Salad

Ingredients (makes 2!)

4 cups arugula
1⁄2 cucumber, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
wedge of citrus (I used orange)
2 boiled eggs
1 chopped apple
1⁄4 cup pistachios
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds

dressing of choice

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Step 1: Drizzle your avocado and apple with some citrus juice to keep them from browning.

Step 2: In 2 large weck jars or a large mason jars, add your arugula.

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Step 3: Top with remaining ingredients, and drizzle with your dressing of choice. If you’re eating the salad a few days later, hold off on dressing until the day­ of.

Pack your salad for work and you’ve got a perfect lunch on the go!

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