3 Delicious Mason Jar recipes

Barbados News

Mason jars are now being used for much more than for jam and pickled vegetables. They are now being used for snacks, breakfasts, lunches and even for drinks. There are many great reasons to store your food in mason jars!            

   First, mason jars are good for the environment! You are no longer carrying around disposable, one time use containers, now you have a reusable container to use again and again. Secondly, they are portable and small in size! Mason jars, although they come in different sizes, are extremely easy to store and carry around as they have sealable lids. And finally, mason jars can be used to portion out your food and measure out the perfect serving size. 

   Take a look at these delicious, healthy and creative recipes that you can make and store in mason jars. First you will learn how to make a breakfast omelette, second a delicious salad for lunch and lastly instant noodles for dinner.

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1- Breakfast Omelette to Go

Who would have thought you could create delicious breakfast omelettes in mason jars? Make this quick breakfast in under 10 minutes. You will never skip breakfast again. 

How To
1- Using non-stick cooking spray, spray the inside of your 16-ounce mason jar.
2- Crack two eggs into your jar and add vegetables, cheese and meat of your choice into the mason jar. Season with salt and pepper.
3- Place lids on your mason jar and shake until your eggs and ingredients are scrambled together.
4- Remove the lid and place your jar in the microwave, heat for 2 minutes checking every 30 seconds.

There you go, a delicious breakfast omelette in a jar!

2- Lunch Time Taco Salad

Make this ultimate, layered, taco salad with amazing ingredients and a ton of flavours in under 20 minutes. 

How To
1- Cook your protein of choice.
2- Chop up lettuce, tomatoes, onions and drain your beans.
3- Layer your ingredients in this order – salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, corn, protein and top it off with cheese.
4- Add your lid and either store in the fridge or pack it to go!

 As easy as that, you have a taco salad to bring for lunch. This salad can be kept in the fridge for a couple days!

3 - Dinner Instant Noodles

Dinner time can sometimes be rushed if you are working late or have to take the kids to their multiple activities. This mason jar dinner is quick, easy and can be taken anywhere! 

How To
1- Add 1-3 teaspoons of soup stock paste to the bottom of the jar.
2- Add 1-3 teaspoons of extra flavouring (chili sauce, soy sauce, coconut milk, sesame oil, hot sauce) to the jar.
3- Add ¼ cup of vegetables of your choice.
4- Add ¾-1 cup cooked noodles of your choice (any type of noodles will work!)
5- Add ½ cup of fresh ingredients (herbs, green onions, sprouts). 

Once you are done these steps you can put the lid on the jars and store the mixtures in your fridge for up to a week. If you are ready to eat, add hot water to the top of the jar and place the lid back on. Let the mixture steep with the water for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

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