Salad In A Jar

Summertime is the perfect time to celebrate local, fresh, colorful produce from your grocer or the farmer’s market! Salads are an easy way to use and indulge in those healthy and antioxidant heavy vegetables. And why not make salads even more fun… put them in a jar!

Assemble, shake, and enjoy!

Salads in a jar can be a fun, easy, and travel-friendly way to stay healthy! So if you’re looking for lunch options to take to the office or on a picnic with the kids, here’s a step-by-step recipe guide sure to please anyone!

You’ll never get bored with the options – layer them, mix them, go all veggie or protein heavy, stay vegan-friendly, or satisfy even the meat lover in your family.



Salad in a jar

The Container: The Mason Jar

The Mason jar is a perfect container to build and keep your salad fresh and dry until you’re ready to enjoy it! You’ll build the salad in layers, suggested below, to keep the ingredients dry. Then when you’re ready to eat, you’ll shake the jar to mix all the ingredients. Then you can eat it straight out of the jar or pour in onto a plate or into a bowl.

Layer 1: Dressing

You can choose a store-bought option or make an easy dressing with EVOO, lemon juice, salt & pepper

Layer 2: Hearty Veggies

Suggestions - Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Peppers, Asparagus

Layer 3: Beans and less hearty veggies

Suggestions - Mushrooms, Sprouts, Zucchini, Corn, Edamame, Garbanzo Beans, Black Beans, Kidney Beans

Layer 4: Grains

Suggestions - Quinoa, Couscous

Layer 5: Protein and Cheese

Suggestions - Turkey, Steak, Chicken, Cheese, Eggs

Layer 6: Lettuce, Nuts and Seeds

Suggestions - Kale, Spinach, Arugula, Sunflower Seeds, Cashews, Almonds, Chia Seeds

Time to Mix

When you’re ready to enjoy your salad, make sure the lid is on tight, shake well and enjoy!


FAQs on Jar Salads

How do the greens not get soggy?

Start with the heaviest and most non-absorbent ingredients with the dressing on the bottom of the jar and work your way up through the lighter ingredients until you end up with the salad greens themselves. As long as your jar doesn’t accidentally tip over you in your bag, the delicate greens will be well protected from the dressing until you’re ready to eat.

What’s the best jar to use?

Any canning jar can be used, but wide-mouthed jars are the easiest for both packing the salad and shaking them out. Pint-sized jars are great for individual side-salads of mostly greens with just a few “extra” salad toppings. Use quart-sized jars for larger lunch and dinner salads that have a lot of extra veggies and salad goodies. For a potluck or cookout consider using a two-quart jars and larger.

How long will jars of salad keep in the fridge?

With the lid sealed tightly, these salads can last for several days in the fridge; up to 5 days or so. If you’re making salads with soft ingredients or perishable proteins, like avocados, tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, or cooked chicken breast, wait to add those ingredients until the day that you plan to eat the salad to ensure freshness. Also, if you have a vacuum-sealer attachment for your canning jars, vacuum-sealing the salads right after assembly will keep your greens and veggies even crisper and fresher.




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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about PREBIOTICS and PROBIOTICS:

What is a Prebiotic?

Prebiotics come from plants, usually root plants that contain a lot of fiber and feed the good bacteria in your gut.

Why is it important to have both prebiotics and probiotics?

Probiotics alone cannot grow without a healthy gut to support them. When combining a nurturing base of prebiotics in the belly, with a good dose of probiotics, a garden of flora blossoms and fills the gut with a balanced microbiome.

Can your body make its own Conjugated Lineolic Acid?

You certainly have the gut flora to make your very own CLA. It’s one of the many things your lactobacilli and bifidobacteria do for you.

It’s important to have healthy gut flora to be able to make CLA. People with gut dysbiosis have a significantly harder job of it – possibly one reason why obesity and gut dysfunction tend to go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve been eating well for a while and your gut is humming along nicely, you can probably count on a substantial CLA intake from gut flora. If you’re eating is not so “healthy” or you simply aren’t producing enough good bacteria, Truth Bar can help by giving probiotic support to build up your colonies of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

How much inulin is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g

How much MCT Oil is in each bar?

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 4.5g MCT/bar
Mint Chocolate Chip: 0.5g MCT/bar
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 0.5g MCT/bar

These are approximate amounts based on estimate of 60% MCT present in coconut oil, and 65% oil in coconut.

What is the percentage of “prebiotic - probiotic"?

Using approximate inulin amounts:

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 3.2g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics
Mint Chocolate Chip: 3.3g prebiotic to 1 Billion CFU probiotics
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 2.5g prebiotic to 500 Million CFU probiotics

What is the strain of probiotic in the lactoSpore?

Lactobacillus sporogenes (bacillus coagulans). It is a stable Lactic Acid forming probiotic that has exceptional and lengthy studies of gut healing effects ranging across gastro intestinal issues, bloating, diahhrea and irritable bowel syndrome.


Questions about SWEETENERS:

What is erythritol derived from?

Erythritol is derived from NON-GMO corn as a fermented sugar alcohol with GRAS status from the FDA.

What is the ratio of sweeteners? (Tapioca / Erythritol / Stevia)

Chocolate Dipped Raspberry:
Chocolate Dipped Coconut: 6.5g / 3.2g / 0.02g
Mint Chocolate Chip: 11.0g / 3.3g / 0.02g
Chocolate Almond Crunch: 11.0g / 2.5g / 0.02g



Are Truth Bars Vegan?

We have created both Vegan and Non-Vegan bars. Two of our flavors are Vegan and two are Non-Vegan. Our Chocolate Dipped Coconut and Chocolate Dipped Raspberry bars are both 100% Vegan. They're both rich in fiber and essential medium chain fatty acids that are easily digested, which makes them incredibly useful for a quick burst of energy.

Our Chocolate Almond Crunch and Mint Chocolate Chip bars feature a Non-Vegan blend of brown rice protein and whey isolate that supplies essential Amino Acids for a "complete" or "whole" source of protein. Our balanced mix of fiber and protein results in two meal replacement bars that provide all the BCAAs needed for proper muscle development.

Are Truth Bars 100% gluten free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% gluten free!

Is there soy in Truth Bars?

Soy based lecithin is commonly used as an emulsifier in dark chocolates. However, they are are serious consumer concerns over soy that we have taken very seriously. In order to protect and promote overall health the specially formulated dark chocolate coating on all Truth Bars is completely free of both soy and sugar.

Are the bars Peanut Free?

Yes, all Truth Bars are 100% peanut free. We use only high quality almond and sunflower butter.


Other Questions:

Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

You can find a the full list of ingredients on each bar’s product page. The ingredients can be found by clicking the second tab. Here's a link to each of our product pages: Chocolate Dipped RaspberryChocolate Dipped CoconutMint Chocolate Chip and Chocolate Almond Crunch.

Where can I find nutrition information?

Each bar’s nutrition facts can also be found on the product pages above. Just click the third tab.

Another place to find info would be our ingredient's page, which outlines each of our key ingredients and their benefits.

What is the shelf life of the bars?

Truth Bars have a shelf life of 18 months. We make our bars in small batches, which ensures that our retailer's shelves are stocked with fresh bars.

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