Move over tuna salad sandwich, these trendy mason jar lunches are easy, portable, and photo-worthy. Most importantly, they’re nutritious and balanced to keep you feeling energized and satisfied. Whether you like Mexican, Thai, or Italian, we’ve got a recipe here for you. Just remember to put the sauce in the bottom to prevent your ingredients from getting soggy. When you’re ready to chow down, simply shake the ingredients up in the jar and voila, you have a simple, delicious, and healthy lunch. Enjoy!
1. Mason Jar Burrito Bowls:
Who doesn’t love Mexican food? These mason jar burrito bowls are a flavorful and easy way to enjoy this beloved cuisine, without all the extra calories and fat. It’s also packed with fresh veggies, whole grains, and protein to keep you full for hours, and help maintain balanced blood sugar.
2. Mason Jar White Bean, Basil & Arugula Salad:
Here’s a delicious and summery salad recipe with white beans, basil, veggies, whole grains, and a simple herbed vinaigrette. This is a perfectly balanced meal that’s light and healthy! Bonus: this delicious recipe is pictured at the top of this blog. Photo credit and recipe credit goes to Alexis at Hummusapien. Check out her blog, you’ll love it!
3. Mason Jar Caprese Salad:
Fresh tomatoes in the summer make every dish bright, juicy, and sweet. This recipe calls for cherry tomatoes, but feel free to use any type you like. The mozzarella is packed with protein to help keep your blood sugar balanced and leave you feeling fuller longer. We suggest adding some quinoa or another whole grain of your choice to make it a truly balanced meal.
4. Mason Jar Turkey Basil Meatballs:
Meatballs are typically high in fat and calories, but this super tasty recipe swaps ground beef with lean ground turkey for a healthier spin. Add a serving of whole wheat pasta, brown rice, or even zucchini noodles to your jar for a complete meal.
5. Mason Jar Shrimp & Veggies with Coconut Peanut Sauce:
This festive Asian inspired salad is full of colorful veggies to give you vitamins and fiber, with the ideal balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat. This will not keep you feeling full and satisfied longer, and will help avoid any blood sugar highs and lows. Enjoy!
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