Easy Healthy Lunch – Steak and Braised Radish Salad in a Jar
If you haven’t encountered salads-in-jars yet, you might just not be devoting as much of your life to Pinterest as *ahem* some of us. High time you made this discovery! I first saw the idea sometime last summer, I believe, through the aforementioned social media time vacuum. It’s simple and brilliant and utterly practical. You can build it with whatever ingredients you like, following the very simple pattern of proteins/ highest density foods on the bottom, with the dressing; medium density veggies in the middle (cucumbers, carrots, peppers), then the lightest ingredients on top – greens or anything you don’t want to get soggy. Voila, you have a hearty and easily portable lunch ready to shake & roll.
I often do this with grilled chicken or eggs as the substantial protein, but experimentation is always evolving new combinations, and I wanted to share a recent favorite with you. Building on another recent favorite, braised radishes, I tried combining some leftover chilled ones with steak, greens and a shallot vinaigrette, to great results. I think you’ll love this flavor combination – not to mention the ease of a healthy lunch prepped in advance.