Mason Jar Meals

Outdoor weather is finally here. It’s time to take your meals outside, and what better way than in a mason jar.

They can be used for many recipes including the following:

 

1. Salads 

I love putting layers of ingredients for my salads including greens (spinach/kale/lettuce), fruits (berries/sliced peaches/dried fruit), nuts (pecans/walnuts/sliced almonds), protein (egg/chicken/sliced turkey) and something filling (quinoa/spiralized zucchini/soba noodles).

 

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2. Overnight Oats 

Overnight oats are the quickest way to make a well balanced breakfast to-go. In a smaller mason jar, I put in 1 cup of overnight oats, with 1 scoop of Vega or Genuine Health plant based protein powder, nuts like pecans or cashews, add sometimes cacao nibs. I soak overnight in almond or coconut milk, and then the next day add some fresh fruit like berries or peaches.

 

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3. Chia Pudding

Similar to overnight oats, these can be made the night before. In a mason jar, add 1/2 cup Chia seeds, with a combination of berries, protein (peanut/almond butter or protein powder) etc.

For full recipe, please see link to a previous post

https://scrubs2sweats.com/2017/08/26/chia-pudding-recipe/

 

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4. Yogurt Parfait 

Another quick breakfast or snack for me is a Greek Yogurt Parfait. I always use plain Greek yogurt, which has less artificial additives than the flavored kinds. An alternative for those with dairy issues is to use a lactose free kind (using the plain option). I layer with nuts and berries for added flavour and nutrients.

 

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Hope you enjoyed some of my quick go to recipes. Stay tuned for a Wellness book coming this fall with over 100 recipes, and more blog posts to come.

 

xo,

 

Jessy

 

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