7 Mason Jar Ideas to Make Your Life Easier

Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without mason jars. They help me prep breakfasts, snacks, and even light lunches/dinners.¬†Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorites.

Here are my 3 favorite reasons I am obsessed with mason jars:

  1. They make me feel like I’m doing my part, in a small way, since you’re not wasting plastic bags. Most mason jars are reuseable.
  2. They help me with portion control for items I tend to overindulge in. You can easily divvy up snacks for the little ones too.
  3. The best part is that they are great for on the go – just grab one and run!

Here are 7 of my current favorite Mason Jar ideas:

1.¬† ¬† Fruit and Yogurt Parfait Jar: ¬†Alternate berries and Greek yogurt. Leave a little room on top for granola. I recommend adding the granola at the last minute so it doesn’t taste soggy.

2.    Muesli Mason Jar:  Add muesli, Apple Juice, and greek yogurt. Depending on how sweet you want it, have the muesli to apple juice ratio be 1:1 or 2:1, so if you add a cup of museli, somewhere from a 1/2 to full cup of apple juice. Yogurt should be the same amount as muesli. Option to add berries to the top.

3.¬† ¬† Salty Snack Jar: Add salty snacks and shake it up. I love Pirate’s Booty, Pretzels & Veggie Straws but you could do whatever you like, maybe popcorn or mini crackers.

4.    Fruit and Nut Jar: Add dried fruit and nuts and shake it up. I recommend using small mason jars for this, unless you are able to control yourself. 

5.¬† ¬† Veggie Jar:¬†Slice up vegetables and put them in the jar. If you don’t have a ton of time, I recommend baby carrots, cucumbers and celery. Baby carrots you don’t have to slice and I find cucumbers and celery are some of the easiest to cut up fast.

6.¬† ¬† Salad Mason Jar: Add shredded lettuce and cut up veggies. Hold the salad dressing until you’re ready to eat. Just add it, shake it up and you are ready to go.

7.¬† ¬† Grape Jar: Sounds ridiculous, but if you’re like me, I can eat a whole bag of grapes in one sitting, so dividing them up in mason jars really helps me with portion control.

And here’s a video of all the ideas mentioned above. Please let me know if you have any recommendations of your own in the comment section below.

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