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Strawberry Sweet Potato Salad in a Jar

These Strawberry Sweet Potato Salad Jars are a great meal-prep item! They can be prepped even days ahead of time and ready to grab and go on the way to work. Topped creamy yogurt poppyseed dressing, you’ll be tasting summer with each and every bite! 

I love a good salad. Not your boring plain Ceasar salad, but like tons of ingredients permeating the bowl. 

Permeating…fun word describing a salad! 

Whenever I make a salad, I try to make sure to involve most of the food groups in it. I make sure to have some form of carbohydrate and usually a protein depending on whether the salad’s a majority of what I’m eating or not. Including lots of variety and a protein and carbohydrate source is the only way to find fullness with a salad. Don’t let anyone fool you! Salads are great and all, but one can only do so much lettuce! 

That’s why I love these Strawberry Sweet Potato Salad Jars! They’re a kinda funky combination that yell out summer vibes all day long! You’ll find sweet tanginess in the strawberry, sweet potato give a nice flavor, color, and texture, the red onion brings a bit of spice, and the kale marinates in a creamy yogurt poppyseed dressing to help soften the leaves and make it an easy bite. Not to mention, eating salad in a jar is so much fun! It’s like being a kid again and eating a lunchable…except this lunchable doesn’t have preservatives and questionable “meat”. You remember those, don’t you! 

…good times!

Making these salad jars are super easy. It’s all about the layering. Simply start out with your kale. I prefer to give my already cut kale another little chop throughout to give me smaller pieces. Kale is a super dense and thick leaf, but by cutting it into smaller pieces it helps with chewing and digestion. Then spoon on half of your salad dressing. The salad dressing will help to marinate and soften the leaves of the kale, again, making it easier to eat. Next add a layer of cooked and diced sweet potato, top with sliced strawberries, and finish with another layer of kale and dressing. Allow to refrigerate overnight and when ready to eat top with sunflower seeds for an extra crunch! And that’s it, you’re all set to have a fun, flavorful, and filling lunch all week long! 

 

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Strawberry Sweet Potato Salad in a Jar

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 10 min

Ingredients

  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 3 Tbs plain greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • Sunflower seeds to top
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds

Instructions

1

Begin by microwaving sweet potato. Poke a few holes in sweet potato to allow for it to aerate, then microwave on high for 3-4 minutes until soft.

2

Next, begin to assemble your jars. Start with chopped kale on the bottom of each of the two jars.

3

Make dressing to top kale. Combine greek yogurt, honey, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and poppy seeds in a small bowl. Top kale with 1/4 each of dressing.

4

Top dressing with diced red onion, divided between jars.

5

Now dice sweet potato and layer on top of kale and dressing. Divide sweet potato between both jars.

6

Top with strawberries divided evenly between both jars.

7

Now top with more kale and the remaining dressing.

8

Allow to sit over night.

9

When ready to eat, sprinkle with sunflower seeds and enjoy!

 

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