3 Easy Mason Jar Meals

Three on-the-go Mason Jar Meals

If you’re constantly on the go, it can be a struggle to eat as healthfully as you’d like. Sometimes you won’t be in the office to heat up those leftovers from last night’s dinner or you might be in your car running from meeting to meeting. So, what’s a busy girl to do instead of resorting to the drive through?

When I have a particularly hectic schedule, I love to prepare a few mason jar meals and keep them with me. They easily fit in my bag and can be popped open for a healthy meal pretty much anywhere.

Here are a few of my favorites.

Blueberry Overnight Oats

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup almond milk
1/3 cup yogurt of choice
1/4 cup frozen blueberries

Place all of the ingredients inside of a mason jar, mix well and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning, add any topping you’d like and enjoy. I personally like to top mine with fresh berries and granola – a little sweet and a little crunchy.

Chia Pudding

1/3 cup chia seeds
1 ½ cups almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 mashed banana
Dash of cinnamon

Place all of the ingredients in a mason jar, mix well and let it sit in the fridge for 4-6 hours (or overnight). Again, add toppings the next day. I usually sprinkle unsweetened coconut flakes on mine.

Quinoa Spinach Salad

2 Tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
2 Tbsp. crushed almonds
Large handful of fresh spinach leaves

Here’s the trick: dressing on the bottom, any ingredients that won’t get soggy next, and leafy greens on top. In a mason jar, layer the ingredients in this order. Give it a shake when you’re ready to eat and voila – instant lunch!

Trying to stay healthy when you’re constantly on the go is hard, but a little planning and a few mason jars can make it so much easier!

What is your favorite tip for having a healthy meal when your schedule is jam packed? Share it in the comments or tell us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

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