Celebrate Earth Month With This Friendly Menu

Celebrate Earth Month by showing appreciation for our planet!
Staff Writer

This Thai quinoa salad is so simple to make 

What are you favorite simple and wholesome foods from your garden or local market? Creating recipes that use those natural and healthy ingredients is the perfect way to support the environment and leave less of a carbon foot print on Mother Earth. Here’s a sample Earth Month menu for those looking to eat well in April:

Gluten-Free Thai Quinoa Jar

The perfect weekday lunch, this Thai quinoa salad is simple to make and packs a light spice punch. Made with ingredients like fresh bell peppers and parsley, you can also add any type of fresh greens you have on hand.

Spiced Nut Granola

Try this spiced nut granola for a filling breakfast. Made with almonds, flax seed and oats, you’ll be ready to power through whatever the day holds! The earthy, nutty flavors will pair perfectly with creamy yogurt, or can be enjoyed plain!

Chili and Cornbread in a Jar

We love this hearty recipe for chili and cornbread in a jar! You can grab several of the ingredients from your garden or local produce market. Enjoy fresh bell peppers, onions and tomatoes in this fun chili recipe. Make extras to keep in the freezer for simple leftover meals so you can continue to enjoy the flavorful ingredients time and time again.

Soup in a Jar

With yummy wholesome ingredients like split peas, lentils and tomatoes, this soup recipe is sure to fill you up. Feel free to add in other favorite ingredients like red cabbage or kidney beans for more texture.

Vegan Salad in a Jar

This vegan salad recipe is so bright and colorful - it’s the perfect Earth Month inspired meal. You could pull just about any vegetable imaginable to create this beautifully layered salad. The winners for us? The chickpeas, cucumbers and beets!

For more inspirational ideas, visit www.pinterest.com/BallCanning


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