This strawberry spinach quinoa salad in a jar is the perfect fresh summer meal prep lunch! Spend a bit of time prepping your lunches on the weekend and you'll be the envy of your office.
Keyword: chicken, jar salad,, meal prep, quinoa
Author: Denise Bustard
2large chicken breasts
salt & pepper
1/4cupwhite wine vinegar
fresh ground pepper
Cook quinoa according to package directions. Set aside to cool.
While quinoa is cooking, pre-heat the oven to 425°F. In a small baking dish, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Place the chicken breasts in the dish, turning to coat in olive oil/balsamic. Season with salt and pepper.
Place chicken in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Flip and cook for 10-15 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
Assemble jar salads by dividing ingredients between four 1-pint jars in the following order: vinaigrette, chicken, quinoa, berries, feta, red onion and spinach.
Storage:Seal and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
To serve:Shake out jar contents into a large bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients with the vinaigrette and enjoy!
I recommend soaking your berries in 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water to keep your berries fresh for longer. Rinse and allow to dry on a towel before packing into the jars.