There are many benefits of storing your meals in jars, starting from the fact that jars are inexpensive to buy and are available everywhere from supermarkets to online shops.
On top of that, they are easy to clean and really portable. We are going to cover a number of meals that you can store in jars, such as Quinoa or Nicoise salad, Egg Casserole, and more.
1 – Quinoa Salad with Vegetables
Water, vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mustard, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, olives, oil, onions, and, of course, quinoa, are the ingredients for this salad.
Boil the quinoa in water for 15-20 minutes after soaking it in water for 20 minutes. Refrigerate the quinoa after draining it in a bowl.
To prepare the salad dressing, combine the vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and mustard in a blender and mix until smooth. Mix the quinoa with the chopped cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and olives, then season with the dressing and serve.
2 – Zucchini Pasta Salad
This zucchini salad is delectable, especially when accompanied by a bottle of chilled white wine and excellent company. Pasta, zucchini, olive oil, basil, garlic, cheese, and salt are all necessary components.
Cook and drain the pasta. Grate the zucchini along its entire length with a fine grater until it resembles spaghetti. Blend the cheese until it is smooth, then add the olive oil, garlic, and salt to taste. Combine the pasta and zucchini with the sauce in a mixing bowl.
3 – Nicoise Salad
The sole basic components that make up the core of the original Niçoise salad recipe are tuna, anchovies, eggs, small black olives, tomatoes and other fresh seasonal vegetables, basil, and shallots.
Blanch the green beans and boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Combine them in a mixing bowl with the diced tomatoes and arugula stems. Softly crumble the tuna fillet on top.
Combine the pitted olives, capers, parsley, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, and olive oil for the French salad. After mixing the Niçoise salad with the dressing, season with salt and pepper.
4 – Salted Turtle Overnight Oats
Almond milk, vanilla, silk, Medjool date, vanilla essence, cocoa powder, oats, maple syrup, nuts, and salt are the main ingredients.
In a pint-sized container, add almond milk, ground dates, vanilla extract, and unsweetened cocoa powder.
Mix in the rolled oats. Refrigerate for at least eight hours or overnight. When ready to eat, add a bit more almond milk to loosen the oats and get the desired consistency. Mix in the maple syrup. Begin with 1 teaspoon and adjust to taste.
Add the remainder if you need the additional sweetness. Season with salt and pecans. Enjoy.
5 – Greek Salad
To prepare a Greek salad, you will need tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers, peppers, Greek olives, cheese, wine vinegar, olive oil, oregano, and salt.
Onion and pepper are cleaned and cut into rounds for the salad. Combine a small amount of salt, olive oil, oregano, and vinegar.
Due to the saltiness of the Feta cheese and olives, exercise care while seasoning. Typically, Greek salad is topped with feta cheese, olive oil, and dried oregano. Sprinkle the olives and cheese with the dressing.
Fun fact: according to this dentist in Downey, Greek salad is actually good for your dental health. Lemon juice is a natural tooth whitener so it can take care of easy-to-remove stains. Just make sure you’re putting just the right amount as too much can harm your teeth instead. Feta cheese can also help decrease your risk of tooth decay because of its lactic acid.
6 – Egg Casserole
Potatoes, oil, eggs, fresh milk, cheese, butter, salt, and parsley are required for this dish.
Peel, wash, and cut the potatoes into long, three-millimeter-thick slices. Place them on a baking sheet, cover them with water, and bake at 190°C for approximately 30 minutes. The water should then evaporate, and the potatoes should be totally soft.
In a separate dish, whisk together eggs, salt, and sour milk. Return the potatoes to the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the mixture is set. Then grate the cheese, and once it’s cooked, drizzle it with melted butter and parsley.
7 – Breakfast Jar with Fruit and Chia seeds
Oats, chia seeds, milk, yogurt, honey (or maple syrup), and your choice of chopped fruit, dried fruit, and nuts are all called for in this recipe.
Stir the ingredients together to combine them. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to thicken slightly. Cover the chia and milk mixture with yogurt, honey, berries, raisins, and nuts when it has thickened somewhat. This meal can have a lot of different colors, depending on the fruit you choose to put inside.
If you add more things like strawberries, blueberries, and acai, your glass container can turn out as fun and colorful as the fruit-powered jars of Platincasino’s Jammin Jars fruit slot game.
8 – Cornbread and Chili
You’ll need ground beef, chopped onion, a can of chili with beans, water, cornbread mix, milk, eggs, cheddar cheese, and corn. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the beef and onion, and drain then afterward. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let simmer for around ten minutes.
Pour into two 2-cup baking dishes. Combine the cornbread mix, milk, and egg in a small bowl. Just mix the cheese and corn. Spread batter evenly over chili. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown.
9 – Instant Ramen Noodles with vegetables
Soak the noodles in boiling water for 2 minutes. Rinse the noodles in cold water, breaking them up with your hands. Cut your vegetables into bite-sized pieces to divide them into groups. Before adding each vegetable, heat a large frypan on high and sprinkle with oil.
Return the frypan to high heat and, once hot, add the oil. To loosen the noodles, combine them with 2 tablespoons of water. Cook for 1 minute on high heat with the tamari/soy sauce before mixing in the noodles. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until the egg whites are just set.
Storing meals in jars is a great way to save on space and be eco-friendly. The jars can be used as many times as you want, and they are easy to clean, practical, and sophisticated. We’ve shown you some great meals that you can put in jars, so why don’t you try one of them today?