Mason Jar Green Goddess Salad with Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Strips.
Good gracious y’all, life is out of control these days.
I’m not looking for a pity party, but let’s just take Tuesday as a point of reference as to how my days are going lately trying to juggle a book, a blog, a business and building a new house.
7:30am- Stella & Milo greetings to start the day.
7:45am- Coffee and email conquering while the husband drops the dogs off at Camp Bow Bow Wow.
8:00am- Quick shower.
8:45am- Dressed and ready for the carpet installation guys’ arrival. They are late, so I have a quick moment to work on more email replies.
11:30am – Grocery store for recipe post ingredients. Craft store for Anthropologie craft night prep. Quick drop off at the post office.
While I’m out and about I get the following ALERT from BuilderTrend notifying me that house selections are due and several NEED ATTENTION.
In all caps. Yikes.
Time to narrow down cabinetry and lighting fixtures.
Oh, and exterior paint choices have follow up emails waiting.
I also get an update from Editorial regarding corrections to be made to several traveling apron recipes and an omitted photo from the cookbook.
Breathe. You got this. One thing at a time. One step in front of the other.
Back home the carpet crew is wrapping up so I plop down, surrounded by boxes in a living room housing all the furniture from the carpeted rooms, and hop on the computer and attempt to pull together some loose ends.
But I remember I haven’t eaten.
And it’s now nearly 2:00pm.
Luckily, I have salad ready to go and Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips in the freezer.
It’s when I’m stressed and pressed for time that I typically make unhealthy choices.
Having salad pre-measured in mason jars makes it seriously simple to grab, dump, dress and enjoy.
And the Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips? Well, those are self-explanatory.
They’re already grilled for you!
A few minutes in the microwave and you’re all set.
4:00pm In the car headed to a makeup session for the Calligraphy class I missed while at Alt Summit.
From 4:30-5:30pm I get a moment or two all to myself to be creative and learn a new skill before racing to the next commitment.
6:30pm Junior League General Membership Meeting
It’s pouring. Roads are flooding.
Is this my life?
8:00pm Return to a highly disorganized house that smells like new carpet.
You exhausted yet?
I’ll spare you with the rest of the evening.
It’s days like these that I’m thankful for products like Tyson Foods to keep the ship sailing. Sometimes there’s just no time to cook.
This mason jar salad works in tortilla wraps too, so when your husband looks at you saying “salad? we’re having salad for dinner?” You can answer, we’re having grilled chicken wraps and I pinky promise he won’t bat an eye the way he will at a salad served from a mason jar.
The salad is similar to a Saladworks Nuevo Nicoise, substituting the tuna for the grilled chicken, eliminating the tomatoes (because I don’t eat them- you can totally add them), and making it large enough to last several days and dressing it with Green Goddess dressing.
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Mason Jar Green Goddess Salad
- 2 grilled Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips
- 4 hard boiled eggs (peeled and chopped)
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium head iceberg lettuce (leaves washed, dried, and torn into bite-sized pieces)
- 2 small ripe tomatoes (cored and chopped (if desired))
- 8 ounces pasta (cooked until al dente, drained)
- 8 ounces green beans (stem ends trimmed)
- 1/4 cup niçoise olives
- Prepare lettuce and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil; add 1 tablespoon salt and green beans. Cook until tender but crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain beans, transfer to reserved ice water, and let stand until just cool, about 30 seconds; dry beans well. Set aside.
- Prepare and chop hard boiled eggs. Heat Tyson’s chicken according to manufacturers’ instructions
- Once all salad items are prepared, begin layering into the mason jars beginning with the lettuce. Do not add dressing. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Pour contents onto a plate/bowl, add dressing, eat.