24 Healthy and Portable Mason Jar Meals – Greatist
1. Grilled blueberry and peach quinoa parfait
This beauty requires grilled peaches to up the sweet ante, though fresh work works just as well in a time crunch.
With layers of walnut quinoa, creamy Greek yogurt, crunchy nuts and soft blueberries, all drizzled with maple syrup, It’s such a fabulous symphony of textures that we’d make it for dessert too.
2. Bacon and eggs in a jar
Mason jar breakfasts are not all layered parfaits, oatmeal and chia seeds. Hearty combinations like this work just as well, making eggs portable without putting them on an English muffin or bagel.
Instead, mix them in a jar with bacon, spinach and cheese and microwave for a quick and healthy meal
3. Overnight salty turtle oatmeal Chocolate turtle
, this one is for you. If you’re not familiar with the sweet combo, rest assured that there are no reptiles involved: the turtle is a delicious mix of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
This morning meal keeps you healthy with medjool dates as a surprisingly perfect substitute for caramel, plus cocoa powder, unsweetened almond milk, oatmeal and, of course, pecans. Delicious!
4. Breakfast jar parfaits
I have to love a recipe that doesn’t require cooking. Oatmeal and chia seeds absorb milk, vanilla, and cinnamon overnight to make a thick, pudding-like treat.
With layers of Greek yogurt, berries and chia seeds covered with granola, this nutritious meal takes just a few minutes to prepare and is perfectly portable. Take that, Mickey D’s.
5. Baked egg and cups of vegetablesWho
says frittatas have to be fancy? This recipe takes a little longer, but the winning combination of eggs, kale, potatoes, sausage, and cheese in a cute mason jar is worth it.
6. Breakfast of granola in a mason’s jar
You can’t go wrong with the classic: fruit, yogurt and granola. Mix protein powder in yogurt for extra flavor and change the other ingredients based on what’s in season and what you want!
To make this even healthier, try goat’s milk yogurt, which has less sugar than yogurt made from cow’s milk. We recommend using homemade granola to limit added sugar.
7. Uncooked overnight refrigerator oatmeal
, with this
basic recipe, you can wake up to a delicious breakfast with a good amount of protein in a different flavor each day
This blog lists 20 flavors, including cherry almond, coconut cashew papaya, and strawberry pumpkin seed. And can we talk about the nice presentation for a second?
8. Omelette in a jar
Despite the plethora of oatmeal recipes out there, there are options for morning mason jars for Paleo eaters
In this recipe, sausage tortillas, sweet peppers, cheddar cheese, mushrooms, and scrambled eggs with plain yogurt are baked directly into the jars. Make some and prepare breakfast for the week.
9. Refrigerator Oatmeal Choco-BananaWho
doesn’t want to wake up to a healthy breakfast that is also chocolate? Chia seeds, yogurt, and soaked oatmeal make it creamy and rich. Top with extra bananas, nuts and honey and you’re ready to use.
10. Apple pie pancake in a jar
That’s right, flapjacks to go! And they’re made with real ingredients, including almond butter, apple butter, and whole wheat flour, rather than a packaged mix.
This version is cooked in the microwave and has all the light, fluffy and fruity goodness you’d expect from the griddle. Plus, the jar makes portion control easy (we all know how a large stack of pancakes can easily come down).