Why glass is better than plastic

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Why glass is better than plastic

When Sunday rolls around the thing I dread the most is thinking about what I will pack for lunches for the upcoming week. It’s a lot of work and a lot of preparation. And the last thing I want to do at 7:00 am as I rush out the door is pull deli meat out of my fridge and slap it between two slices of bread. Yuck.

Well, there’s a solution. And not only does it make my life easier, it’s also healthier and better for our earth!



I recently started making salads for my lunch and transporting them in mason jars. I’m a little late to the game, to be honest. Apparently this trend took over Pinterest about 10 months ago. But despite my tardiness, I am still obsessed. This system is great for a couple different reasons:

  • The salads stay super fresh from Sunday-Friday! Not a joke. I literally build a salad for all five days of the week on Sunday evening. And my Friday salad tastes just as good as my Monday one! And when my alarm goes off at 7:00 am, I can grab my jar and go.

So while my jar full of vegetables in colorful layers may look a little strange in the fridge, it has it perks! It’s also forcing me to save a little money by not eating out. And who doesn’t want a little extra cash in their wallet?

Check out some of my go-to recipes below.

  Mason Jar Layered Salad Recipe 1

  • White beans, dark red kidney beans, chopped black olives, mixed with Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
  • Cucumbers, chopped
  • Grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Purple onion, diced
  • Hard boiled egg, cut in half
  • Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Craisins
  • Spinach

  Mason Jar Layered Salad Recipe 2

  • White beans, dark red kidney beans, mixed with Asian Sesame dressing
  • Green peas, steamed and chilled
  • Grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • Teriyaki chicken, chopped up
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Purple onion, diced
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped


This post was originally posted on USGBC.org.

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