Tasty Tuesday – Mason Jar Meal Ideas

When it comes to shopping, prep, and having quick meals on hand, everyone loves a good Mason Jar. You know the ones: clear glass, wide mouth, screw-on lid. They’re great because they hold up well and can be used repeatedly, compared to plastic storage containers. They also take up minimal space, and they’re easy to stick in a bag and go.

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When most people think of Mason Jars, they assume we’re prepping a salad. That’s how they got popular as a means for preparing a week’s worth of salads. But these days, Mason Jars are being used for so much more. I see breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks filling these containers. If you’re wondering how to jump on this bandwagon and enjoy more simplicity for easy food options, follow along. I am going to share some of my go-to Mason Jar ideas.

For breakfast, recipes like chia pudding, overnight oats, yogurt parfaits, granola, easy scrambles, and omelets, and even smoothies. All the items are tossed into the jar and are either eaten immediately from the refrigerator, or they’re quickly microwaved.  For smoothies, throw everything into the blender and then dump it back into the jar to take on the go.

For lunch, traditional (leafy greens) and nontraditional (pasta) salads, bone broths and soups, and power bowls. Mason Jars even make it easy to package up leftovers in an air-tight container to take to work with you the next day easily. With so many lunchtime favorites, it’s hard to get bored.

For dinner, it’s easy to layer in grains or gluten-free pasta with a sauce and protein. This makes it incredibly easy to cater to a variety of tastes. This formula can be customized to create Asian, Mexican, or Italian recipes. For example, hearty meals like chili topped with cornbread are easy to transport in Mason Jars, and you can even create good old comfort food recipes, like a healthy version of Shepherd’s Pie.

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In health and happiness, Teri Sewell Huff
Holistic Health Coach and Culinary Nutrition Educator
IG – @terishealthyways