Pages

Friday, August 24, 2018

Good Things Utah Segment - Mason Jar Meals

I have loved doing Mason Jar Salads and snacks. It takes some time to prep, but the ease in grabbing something health(ier) to eat from the fridge has been a great way to stay out of the drive-thru for meals! Here are a few of my favorites:
I love putting fruit in cups. At first, I was doing mason jars but then started buying clear cups and lids from Costco so I could just throw them in there. Easy to grab and put in your cup holder while driving, and disposable, so you aren’t washing moldy mason jars all the time!
I also love making these “mini salads.” These aren’t meant to be a meal, but to be a quick snack for in between meals. Two of my favorite is to put rice vinegar in a 2 oz. container, then cut up cucumbers and add some black sesame seeds. Another is to put cucumbers and grape tomatoes cut in half in a cup and smother with Italian Dressing. 
Another easy way to pack a healthy snack is to put some celery with either peanut butter or almond butter in a cup. I sometimes add a few chocolate chips to make it feel like a treat! I used to put the almond or peanut butter in the bottom of the cup but then realized that it is way easier to stick it in the 2 oz. container just because I was getting too lazy to shove my hand down in the cup. 

Some of my favorite meals to make are:
ASIAN PASTA SALAD
To make:
Boil 1 box of Farfalle pasta
Tear apart a rotisserie chicken and add it to the drained pasta once cooked al dente. Tip: I love to just put on gloves and tear it apart! It is SO much quicker!
Add in 1/3 cup canola oil, 1/4 cup sesame oil, 1/4 cup (I splash a little more) of soy sauce, 1/3 cup of honey and 3 T of rice vinegar and 5 T roasted sesame seeds.
**Put this mixture in the bottom of your jar**
Then add in this order:
Sweet peppers
A sprinkle of cilantro and green onion 
Baby spinach. 

*Trust me, this is delicious!*
TACO SALAD
To Make:
Cook ground beef or turkey with taco seasoning like you are making a regular taco
Layer the ingredients in the following order:
Ground Beef
Catalina Dressing
Tomatoes
Olives
Pinto Beans
Lettuce
Cheddar Cheese
Then, I stick crunched up Doritos in a 2 oz container to sprinkle on top!

CHICKEN BURRITO BOWL
Stack in this order:
Dressing…sometimes when I feel like LOVING my meals, I will go to Cafe Rio and get their Creamy Tomatillo Dressing. Then, the next week when I feel guilty… I use the Cilantro Avocado Yogurt Dressing. 
Black beans
Corn
Rice
Chicken - I use rotisserie chicken
Tomato
Avocado
Lettuce
Cheese

I think one of the things I love most about these meals, is that they make my fridge look so pretty!

Follow me on Instagram @ShylohB for more updates and craziness called my life...
Photobucket

2 comments:

gary watson said...

great post thanks for sharing. if you want to read more about health related then click hare

Abdul Zair Khan said...

whether fungus eliminator is taken by a user that has a pre existing allergy then there's a possibility which indigestion can be developed. If you're suffering from any sort of another disease then prior to beginning this medication consult with your physician.

check out the link for more