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9 Meal Prep Ideas Using Mason Jars


Mason jar meals are not only aesthetically pleasing but also incredibly functional. They're perfect for meal prep, portion control, and on-the-go nourishment. Let's dive into some delicious, nutritious, and convenient ideas for mason jar breakfasts, lunches, and snacks.

 

Breakfast:


Overnight Oats with Mixed Berries and Chia Seeds

Start your day off right with this simple, no-cook breakfast option.

Layer 1: Rolled oats soaked in almond milk (or milk of choice)

Layer 2: Chia seeds for a fiber boost

Layer 3: A drizzle of honey or maple syrup for sweetness

Layer 4: Fresh mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)

Bonus: A sprinkle of toasted almonds or granola on top for crunch!

 

Green Smoothie Layered Jar

Get your greens in early with this energizing morning kickstarter.

Layer 1: Greek yogurt or chia pudding

Layer 2: Spinach, avocado, and green apple smoothie blend

Layer 3: Toasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds

Bonus: A drizzle of agave nectar or a sprinkle of coconut flakes.

 

Savory Veggie and Quinoa Jar

Who said breakfast couldn't be savory?

Layer 1: Cooked quinoa

Layer 2: Sautéed mushrooms and spinach

Layer 3: Cherry tomatoes and avocado slices

Bonus: A dollop of pesto or a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for extra flavor.

 

Lunch:


Mediterranean Salad

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean in this refreshing, protein-packed salad.

Layer 1: Chickpeas tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs

Layer 2: Diced cucumbers

Layer 3: Halved cherry tomatoes

Layer 4: Feta cheese crumbles

Layer 5: Mixed greens (like arugula or spinach)

Bonus: A dollop of tzatziki or hummus at the top, ready to mix!

 

Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

A symphony of flavors and textures, this salad is a game-changer.

Layer 1: Cooked soba noodles

Layer 2: Shredded carrots and red bell pepper strips

Layer 3: Edamame beans or tofu chunks

Layer 4: Crushed peanuts

Layer 5: Greens like bok choy or lettuce

Bonus: Peanut dressing (peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, and lime juice) to pour over before eating.

 

Classic Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken

A tried-and-true favorite in jar form.

Layer 1: Salad dressing & diced grilled chicken breast

Layer 2: Cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumbers

Layer 3: Shaved parmesan cheese

Layer 4: Romaine lettuce

 

Snack:


Nut Butter Banana Yogurt Pot

A delightful mix of creamy, crunchy, and sweet to tide you over until dinner.

Layer 1: Greek yogurt (or plant-based alternative)

Layer 2: A generous dollop of peanut (or almond) butter

Layer 3: Sliced bananas

Bonus: Dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs for an indulgent twist.

 

Rainbow Fruit Cup with Lemon Zest

A colorful, refreshing snack that's both beautiful and nourishing.

Layer 1: Red fruits like strawberries or raspberries

Layer 2: Orange slices or mandarins

Layer 3: Kiwi chunks

Layer 4: Blueberries or blackberries

Bonus: A splash of lemon or lime juice and some zest to keep fruits vibrant.

 

Spicy Layered Bean Dip

A savory treat that pairs perfectly with tortilla chips or veggie sticks.

Layer 1: Refried beans mixed with taco seasoning

Layer 2: Salsa or pico de gallo

Layer 3: Greek yogurt or sour cream

Layer 4: Diced avocado and jalapenos

Bonus: A sprinkle of shredded cheese on top.

 

Mason jar meals are as much about practicality as they are about creativity. Next time you're meal prepping or simply seeking a fun way to pack your food, try some of these. 


Here's to YOUR best Happy Healthy Selfie!

 
Health Coach Laura





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