August 30, 2017

Salad In A Jar - Cookbook Giveaway & Recipes!

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Looking to shake up your on-the-go meal routine? Well, Salad in a Jar is here to solve your lunchtime woes. It’s convenient, nutritious, easy to make and offers the opportunity for variety. You can layer so many vegetables and grains in the jar, and mix and match so many different ingredients that getting bored is not an option.

Amazingly enough, this book solves the classic soggy salad problem. If you pack a pre-dressed salad for lunch, the greens will be wilted and mushy by the time you’re ready to eat it. Salad in a Jar keeps your greens from getting dressed until you’re ready to mix it up.

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Written by Anne Helm Baxter, this book is a collection of more than 60 illustrated recipes for simple-to-prepare salads, dressings, breakfasts, and snacks to take on the go. These nutritionally balanced recipes are perfect for making ahead. Baxter reveals the keys to layering ingredients to maximize freshness and texture for a hearty and satisfying dish or snack.


Here's How To Enter -
To win a copy of Salad In A Jar, simply leave a comment below answering this question by Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (one entry per person please).

What is your favorite nutritious on-the-go meal?

No purchase required. Limit one entry per person, please. Entries will close on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Winner is chosen by Random Number Generator and announced on our blog on Thursday, September 21st, 2017.

Reprinted with permission from Salad in a Jar, by Anna Helm Baxter. Copyright 2017 by Hachette Livre (Marabout). Published in the United States by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.


The winner chosen at random is Amy who said:

Avo toast : toasted whole grain bread, 1/2 avocado, squeeze of lime, pinch red pepper flake, salt/pepper, sometimes hummus or egg. I find it a bit luxurious and oh so Yumm!! 

Congratulations Amy!

Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Greens, Feta, Blueberries, and Walnuts

Makes: 1 pint – Time: 5 minutes

This salad is full of antioxidants that boost heart health, repair cells, and reduce the risk of cancer.
Immune Boosting, Blood Regulating, Blood Sugar Stabilizing

1 to 2 tablespoons French Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
1 ounce feta cheese, broken into small pieces
A pinch of red pepper flakes
1 1⁄2 ounces blueberries
3⁄4 ounce toasted walnuts, chopped
1⁄2 ounce mizuna
1⁄2 ounce baby kale

Place the vinaigrette in the bottom of a pint jar. Add the feta, red pepper flakes, and blueberries, then the walnuts, mizuna, and baby kale. Seal the jar tightly.

1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
1 teaspoon chopped tarragon
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Place the vinegar, mustard, olive oil, shallot, and tarragon in a small jar and season with salt and pepper. Seal the jar and shake vigorously.

Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Kale, Sweet Potato, and Barley

Makes: 1 quart – Time: 30 minutes

This contains the nutrient choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning, and memory. It helps fat absorption and nerve impulse transmissions. Rejuvenating, Cholesterol Reducing, Blood Sugar Stabilizing

2 to 4 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
1⁄2 small red onion, chopped
¾ cup cooked and seasoned pearl barley
3 1⁄2 ounces peeled, cubed, and roasted sweet potato
3 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
5 ounces curly kale, stems removed, leaves steamed and chopped
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

Place the vinaigrette in the bottom of a quart jar. Add the red onion, followed by the barley, then the sweet potato, tomatoes, steamed kale, and, finally, the pine nuts. Seal the jar tightly.

Makes: 1 cup – Time: 5 minutes

2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
1⁄3 cup apple cider vinegar
2⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

Place the mustard, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and season with salt and pepper. Seal the jar and shake vigorously.

Photography by Victoria Wall Harris

Overnight Oats

Makes: 1¼ cups – Time: 10 minutes, plus standing

The oats are a terrific source of manganese, essential for bones, skin health, blood sugar control, and protecting against cell damage. Digestion Boosting, Energizing, Blood Sugar Stabilizing.

1/3 cup rolled oats
6 tablespoons fresh apple juice
1 ounce dried fruit, chopped
3 tablespoons plain yogurt (reduced fat or fat-free is fine)
1¾ ounces apple, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped nuts
1 teaspoon maple syrup

Place the oats in the bottom of a small jar. Add the apple juice and then the dried fruit and mix to combine. Leave for 15 minutes, or overnight. Add the yogurt, apple, chopped nuts, and maple syrup. Seal the jar tightly.

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