Salad Jar – Weight Loss Surgery Lunch

Steph Wagner

December 5, 2017

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Salad Jar Weight Loss Surgery Lunch

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Ever since the “salad in a jar” craze came to be (thank you Pinterest!) I have always had fun putting together my salads for a Salad Jar – Weight Loss Surgery Lunch . Although, I still don’t always use the jar but it does feel more fun :)

In general salads have gotten so darn creative. Sometimes I wonder the section of bagged salads for ideas on what I could create for easy lunches without the dried fruit or nuts and with my own dressing choice.

I still love the taco salad in a jar method the best…can’t help it.

But THIS salad is such a classic starter to the salad in a jar method. You can certainly get creative and mix and match ingredients to your liking! It really ehlps with food fatigue after weight loss surgery.

The biggest key with salad in a jar is to layer the ingredients most moist to least moist.

I personally dump my jar out onto a plate when it’s time to eat a salad jar so I can incorporate my ingredients well and take bites more evenly and thoughtfully.

Bariatric surgery patients should focus on two bites of the protein source to one bite of the vegetable. Make your salad in a jar heavy on the proteins and smaller on the veggies to make sure your lunch stays in your pouch longer!


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A few other lunch ideas….(recipe links below photos):

Shrimp Ceviche – members recipe

Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Cucumber Greek Salad 

Salad in a Jar | Gastric Sleeve Lunch Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Salad Jar - Weight Loss Surgery Lunch

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, No Cook
Servings: 1 salad
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Easily increase this recipe for the amount of salad jars you wish to make. This recipe can be created with several variations.
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  • 2 tbsp light Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
  • 3 oz cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes. halved
  • 2 tbsp red onion, diced finely
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped


  • Add vinaigrette dressing to bottom of the jar.
  • Layer the rest of the ingredients in the jar, with lettuce at the top.
  • When ready to eat, remove all the ingredients to a plate and toss to coat with dressing.


Serving: 1salad | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2465IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Salad Jar - Weight Loss Surgery Lunch
Amount Per Serving (1 salad)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 400mg17%
Potassium 722mg21%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 2465IU49%
Vitamin C 86mg104%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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