Try These Easy Mason Jar Recipes

Two meals that pack a healthy (and filling!) punch.

Strawberry Mint Overnight Oats

Photograph by Meaghan Susi.

Working from home during COVID-19 and keeping the kiddos busy leaves little time to sit down and enjoy lunch for yourself. This recipe is an easy solution because you can prepare it the night before. It includes nutrients that are needed to keep you feeling full longer, healthy fats from the nuts, protein in the Greek yogurt and fiber from the oats and fruit.

 

Ingredients:

1 sprig of mint (thinly sliced)

½ cup sliced strawberries

1 tbsp. slivered almonds

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. honey

1/3 cup almond milk

½ cup plain 2 percent Greek yogurt

½ cup oats

 

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Photograph by Meaghan Susi.

This is a great plant-based recipe for a meatless meal. Many plant-based diets can help prevent diabetes, heart disease and cancer, as well as promote weight loss and longevity and aid in vision health. The quinoa in this recipe is a great source of both fiber and protein, the peppers and mango provide vitamin V which helps with skin health and the olive oil provides healthy unsaturated fats which have been proven to support heart health.

 

Ingredients:

1 sprig cilantro (thinly sliced)

¼ cup avocado

¼ cup mango

¼ cup black beans

¼ cup quinoa

¼ cup green onions

¼ cup red peppers

¼ cup corn

1 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tbsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. cumin, salt, pepper

 

Note: These recipes are listed in order by ingredients that go from bottom to top in the Mason jar: generally, add wet to dry ingredients. Mason jar recipes and information were provided by registered dietitian, Lauren Talbert, from the department of medicine at Women and Infants Hospital.

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