I may have said in the past that I would never eat out of a mason jar.
Jars are for canning (bottling for the Brits).
I did a lot of canning when I lived in the US and I had a lot of mason jars. I never ate out of one.
I have, in the past, used a lot of plastic: plastic bags, plastic storage containers, plastic in the microwave, etc.
I’ve seen the error of my ways. I’m now trying to, slowly, switch to more environmentally friendly alternatives. One of those is glass. Now glass is all recycled, but I remember, back in the beginning of time, taking bottles back to the store to be reused.
I’m starting to use jars…..
So, I was interested in this collection of recipes – esp the last 2. Read on….
5 Delicious Mason Jar Recipes to Try Right Now
Mason jars were commonly used for canning and food preservation before. Today, they have become a Pinterest-worthy way to store your meals in. Let’s be honest, storing your food in rectangular Tupperware containers is boring. Mason jars are visually appealing and versatile—you can use them for salads, soups, and smoothies.
Using mason jars allows you to control your food portions, which makes it a great container for meal preps. It’s also easy to heat via microwave, so you can just quickly grab, heat, and eat. If you want to buy mason jars in bulk, you can go to https://www.roetell.com/ for the highest-quality jars.
Check out these delicious mason jar recipe ideas, from salads to desserts.
Mason Jar Salad Recipes
Putting together a mason salad jar is one of the most common meal prep hacks. You can prepare a batch at the beginning of the week and store it in your fridge. Then, you can simply grab a mason jar to bring with you to work or eat at home.
- 1 can of tuna, drained and flaked
- 6 lettuce leaves, shredded into bite-sized pieces
- 4 oz potatoes
- 2 oz green beans, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
- Vinaigrette ingredients:
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 ½ tbsp red wine vinegar
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
Mix all the vinaigrette ingredients in a bowl with a whisk, then set aside. Boil the potatoes and green beans separately until tender, then set aside to cool. To assemble the salad, add the vinaigrette at the bottom of the mason jar. Layer the ingredients in the following order: green beans, tuna flakes, egg, potatoes, and lettuce.
Seal with the lid and refrigerate. When it’s ready to serve, simply toss the salad to combine.
Sesame chicken slaw
- 2 tbsp sesame-ginger dressing
- ½ cup cooked chicken, cut into small strips or chunks
- ½ cup chopped red cabbage
- ¼ cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- 2 tbsp edamame
Layer the ingredients in the following order: dressing, cabbage, chicken, carrots, quinoa, and edamame. Seal with the lid and refrigerate. When ready to eat, simply combine the ingredients and serve.
Mason Jar Breakfast Recipes
Fruity overnight oats
- ½ cup oats
- ½ cup low-fat yogurt
- ½ cup almond milk
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- ¼ cup blackberries, sliced
- ¼ cup raspberries,
- ¼ cup bananas, sliced
Add the oats in the mason jar and pour in the almond milk. Put in the low-fat yogurt and chia seeds. Mix these together and add in half of the blackberries, raspberries, and bananas. Use the other half of the fruits as toppings. Seal with the lid and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Omelet in a jar
- 2 medium eggs, scrambled
- ½ cup bell pepper, chopped
- ½ cup spinach, finely chopped
- ½ cup onion, minced
- ½ cup bacon or chicken, cooked and chopped/shredded
- ¼ tsp salt and pepper
Coat the mason jar lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Add all the ingredients into the mason jar and seal the lid. Gently shake the jar to mix the ingredients. You can leave it to chill in the refrigerator overnight. When ready to eat, remove the lid and cover it with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Mason Jar Dessert Recipe
Peanut and chocolate parfait
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup cream cheese
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
- 10 chocolate cookies, crushed
- 3 Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
- ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Beat together the peanut butter, cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, then set aside. Whip the heavy cream, then combine half of it with the peanut butter mixture by beating. Add in the remaining half by gently folding it together. Layer some of the peanut butter mousse on the bottom of the mason jar and top with the crushed cookies. Repeat this layering until the jar is full. Seal the lid or cover with cling wrap, then chill in the refrigerator overnight. Garnish with the chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups when ready to eat.
Mason jars are also a great idea for storing your prepped meals because they take up less space in your refrigerator. Enjoy making and eating these yummy treats in decorative mason jars.