Jarringly Simple

If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I love Pinterest. What is it? It’s simply an online pinboard. I came across a board dedicated to mason jars, but the pin that hit home were the mason jar meals. I thought, what a clever way to store meals and not have to search for the top to the plastic container. More importantly, the jars make healthy food look more appetizing. Take a look, yes, that’s my salad for the week. From the bottom up, I have baby spinach, carrots, baby tomatoes, cucumber, and Gorgonzola cheese. I knew they were a hit when Little Pumpkin Doodle, said “Mommy, the veggies look bew-ta-full!” I was so proud, I quickly sent the picture to my mom and sister; they both said the vegetables looked nice, but why put them in a mason jar?  Well here’s why 1. It keeps food fresh longer; check out the experiment from salad in a jar.

Now, I don’t need my lettuce to last 14 days and did not vacuum seal the salads. However, after two weeks of using mason jars,  I admit the salad in the jars does seem to keep the lettuce fresher longer (or the salad looks so pretty in the jar, I’m consuming more salad). 2. I don’t have to cut my salad when I get home and I’m hungry 3. Well, it just looks good – no really, I will not buy plastic containers to store food in the fridge.

For more mason jar meals check out Big Red Kitchen.  Do you have any uses for mason jars? I’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Immacula Genece says:

    Very good. I don’t like salad but the jars make it appetizing. Here are my tips: I don’t use mason jars, but I use glass jars to store rice ,dry peas, and other things. What I like about the glass is that you can see everything and they make your cupboards look nice since they’re clear. Another thing- they are easy to wash and do not hold smells like plastic. Keep up the good work. Always find your posts useful.

    • Hi There. Thank you for the additional tips. I think I’ll start storing my rice and pasta in them too Thank you:) I agree about washing, I can’t tell you how many times I have washed a plastic container because it didn’t feel or smell clean.


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