How to Food Prep Like a Boss: Lazy Jar o Salad

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of what a Sunday looks like for me. ALL OF THE FOOD PREP. A lot of friends said they didn't have time to food prep... but here's the thing: I'm lazy. I am a terrible cook. I'm also a vegan, so my food sources are probably different than many folks. 

I google for recipes and I make them as simple as humanly possible. I find things that I can make a big ol' batch of and save for the entire week. My lifestyle is very on the go. Wake up, work, work out, skate, sleep. I don't want to spend time cooking when I could spend it lying on the couch watching Netflix and petting my cats. 
 

I recently blew up my Instagram story with the process of making my Jar o Salad. But, here's an ~*exclusive*~ typed up recipe on how to make lazy jar food.

 

What You Will Need:

  • Knife
  • Spiralizer
  • Mason Jars x 5
  • Zucchini x 4
  • Yellow Squash x 1
  • Sweet Potato x 1 
  • Sliced Beets
  • Baby Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Grape Tomatoes 

Feel free to add or subtract vegetables you enjoy. I've added cucumbers and tomatoes in the past, and there are so many vegetable options one can explore.

Rinse or wash all of the things. Toss the food you don't intend to spiralize in the jars. There is no right or wrong way to layer unless you are going for something delicious and beautiful. I just want it to be delicious and full of vegetables. This week I divided up the entire container of mushrooms, then added 6 carrots, a pinch of bean sprouts, 4 grape tomatoes, and split up half a jar of sliced beets for the 5 jars. 

 

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Now it's time to spiralize! Cut the ends of your veggies and get to work.

 

Sweet potato is the worst to spiralize by hand, but you get to work on your guns and make food sooooo...

I ended up with left over zucchini noodles this go around, because I found bigger zucchinis this week. I get 4 every week to ensure I can jam pack the jars. Sometimes it's too much, other weeks it's just enough. Good thing they are delicious in lots of other dishes, too!

Lastly I stuff all these spiralized vegetables in the left over space in the jars. I store them in the fridge for my work week and they're easy to grab and go. Feel free to add any type of dressing to season. My personal favorite is Annie's Naturals, Shiitake Sesame Vinaigrette. 

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Happy Lazy Food Prepping!

Posted on September 6, 2017 .