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Hey Barefoot Budgeters! We talk a lot about saving money and couponing in our Facebook group, but I wanted to share some meal planning tips and recipes with you as well! After all, we are saving money on ingredients to make tasty meals, right?
This week, I’m sharing this tasty pulled pork mason jar salad recipe with you and I hope you love it as much as we do here at Barefoot Budgeting!
Mason jar salads are extremely easy to throw together, they keep well, and they make awesome, easy, and portable lunches too! If you don’t have any mason jars, I highly recommend these. They’re affordable, and the perfect size for lunches!
We’ll be sharing some more mason jar recipes here on the blog – so pick some mason jars up if you want to follow along with the meals!
Budget Friendly Recipes & Cutting Down On Food Waste
This recipe is something I threw together after I needed to use up some leftover pulled pork I’d made for dinner one night. It typically goes in the refrigerator and then promptly into the trash a week later.
I got tired of wasting food and in an effort to cut down on my food waste and use EVERYTHING, I decided to make this pulled pork mason jar salad! It is delicious, easy to customize, healthy, and my favorite part… CHEAP!
Tip: use wide mouth jars, makes it easier to put food in and take food out! Those pickle spears in the grocery store also are the perfect type jar if you are into recycling containers!
Now that I’ve been making these mason jar salads for meal planning, I’ll probably make a few different variations every week to avoid monotony. We’ll be sharing more of those recipes here on the blog – so keep your eyes peeled for some more mason jar goodness!
If you like this recipe – give us a shout in the comments below! Did you add or change anything about your salad? Share with us! Have a salad (or other) recipe you want us to share on the blog? Send us a message on Facebook.
Pulled Pork Mason Jar Salad Recipe
- 3 oz pulled pork (your fave recipe)
- 1/2 avocado (sliced or diced)
- 1 handful red onion (sliced)
- 1-2 cups spring mix lettuce
- 1/4 cup shredded cheese
- 3 tbsp corn (optional)
- 2 tbsp your favorite dressing (optional)
Throw it all in the mason jar in layers (keeping the dressing in bottom and lettuce at the top for maximum freshness) and enjoy! Seal for later and enjoy all week long!
See, I told you making mason jar recipes is super simple. Just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it won’t save you a bunch of money though. Making a recipe like this will cost under a dollar (depending on the price of the meat that you use) while a salad at a restaurant of similar quality will cost you $10+.
So making one of these, sticking it in the fridge, and then taking it to work can save you a small fortune over the course of a month. Plus you know exactly what is in it and can custimize it to your exact likes and dislikes.