We <3 the idea of making simple, healthy meals in mason jars! It’s revolutionizing our lunches. Check out these amazing recipes from Shape.com!
Strawberry Banana Oats
562 calories, 26.1 grams sugar, 8.8 grams fat, 105.5 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams protein
A jar of chewy oats is the perfect breakfast food; not only does a mason jar make your morning nosh look more appealing, it’s also a convenient way to transport your meal to work or school! While this fiber and protein-rich version is flavored with strawberry jam and banana, feel free to add different ingredients for your own healthy twist.
1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick cooking)
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
2/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2-2 1/2 tbsp. strawberry jam
1 small banana, mashed
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or jar, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, stir in the desired mix-ins and enjoy.
Makes 1 large serving.
Wheat Berry Apple Salad
194 calories, 2.9 grams sugar, 2.8 grams fat, 39.3 grams carbohydrates, 6.3 grams protein
Wheat berries are nutrient powerhouses loaded with protein, fiber, iron, and more, making this salad-in-a-jar recipe a particularly nourishing meal! Mixing the dense and chewy grains with apples and dried cranberries offers a winning sweet and savory combination. A light lemon and vinegar dressing helps keep the calorie count down too!
3 c. cooked wheat berries
1/2 organic Granny Smith apple, chopped
1/3 c. dried cranberries
1 scallion, minced
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Mix all salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Whisk the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil until well combined. Toss with salad.
Makes 4 servings.
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