10 Amazing Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

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These charmingly versatile containers are absolutely perfect for transporting meals

10 Amazing Meals You Can Make in a Mason Jar

These versatile containers are absolutely perfect for transporting meals, and as a bonus, they're environmentally friendly. For grab-and-run-out-the-door-because-you-are-in-a-huge-rush breakfasts and lunches, these jars are the way to go. Mason jars are especially useful for overnight oats and layered salads.

Asian Noodle Salad Jars

For a wholesome lunch to take with you to work, layer fresh vegetables, cold soba noodles, and a spicy peanut dressing in a jar.

Find the recipe here!

Beet and Wheat Berry Salad

Begin by layering the sturdy beets and dressing at the bottom of the jar, then top with wheat berries and the tender greens.

For the Beet and Wheat Berry Salad recipe, click here.

Berry Jar Muffins

Start your morning off the sweet way with muffins! Follow the technique described in this Berry Jar Muffin recipe with any of your favorite breakfast muffin recipes like bran muffins or these banana blueberry muffinsCheck out this featured dairy-free and gluten-free recipe for Berry Jar Muffins here!

Breakfast Parfait Jar

Place the oats, milk, vanilla extract, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a mason jar the night before. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight and in the morning you can layer on yogurt, strawberries, blueberries, and peanut butter. Screw on a lid and out the door you go!

Check out this Breakfast Parfait Jar recipe here!

Chia Coconut Pudding with Fresh Fruit

Chia Coconut Pudding with Fresh Fruit

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Another overnight meal option: soak chia seeds in coconut milk and a touch of maple syrup in a mason jar. The next morning, stir it up and top with fresh fruit.

Click here for the Chia Coconut Pudding with Fresh Fruit recipe.

Deconstructed Sushi in a Mason Jar

A delicious, nutritious meal and brilliant way to spice up a desk lunch, this deconstructed sushi salad is seasoned with lime juice and sushi vinegar and loaded with fresh vegetables.

Find the recipe for Deconstructed Sushi in a Mason Jar here!

Mason Jar Salad With Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Just look at that expert layering! Plus, making your own dressing is always better than using store-bought.

Find the recipe for this beautiful Mason Jar Salad With Maple Cider Vinaigrette here!

Mason Jar Yogurt Breakfast Parfait

Top this quick yogurt parfait with granola, fruit, or nuts. You can easily throw this in your bag for an in-transit breakfast on a busy morning.

Click here for the Mason Jar Yogurt Breakfast Parfait recipe.

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

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These oats can be made the night before in a mason jar before you head to bed. Rolled oats soak up milk overnight so all you have to do it top them with your favorites like fruit, nuts, or a drizzle of maple syrup.

Click here for the Lazy Breakfast Overnight Oats recipe.

Pasta Salad in a Jar

Pasta salad is much more flavorful after it gets to rest and all the flavors get to marry and meld together. Seal this up tight in a mason jar the night before and have an awesome portable meal whenever you need.

Click here for the Pasta Salad in a Jar recipe!