Easy Mason Jar Recipes for Every Meal
Breakfast: Carrot Cake Refrigerator Oatmeal
Yes, you can eat cake for breakfast—and it takes only 10 minutes to prep. Shredded carrot, crushed pineapple, maple syrup, and chopped walnuts infuse these overnight oats with delicious carrot cake flavor.
Breakfast: Mason Jar Omelet
Reclaim the weekday omelet. Mix eggs, cheese, and desired toppings in a Mason jar, then microwave. If you're in a big rush, the mixture can be made two days in advance and refrigerated.
Breakfast: Peanut Butter-Banana Refrigerator Oatmeal
Take overnight oats to the next level with this sweet and salty mix. Peanut butter and banana are already a winning combination, but add in bacon for an extra boost of flavor.
Lunch: Quinoa Salad
Step away from the sad desk salad. This six-ingredient recipe is easy to make, and its hearty, protein-rich ingredients like quinoa and cannellini beans will keep you full until dinner.
Lunch: Chicken Noodle-Vegetable Soup
Warm up with this classsic chicken noodle soup. Whether you're feeling run-down and need a healthy perk or just want a comforting meal, this soup fits the bill.
Lunch: Homemade Cup of Noodles
Skip the packaged stuff and make your own cup of noodles. You choose everything from the broth base to the type of protein, so each cup is completely customizable.
Lunch: Chicken-Egg Salad
Say good-bye to soggy sandwiches. This take on chicken salad stays fresh for hours. Layer lettuce, sweet pepper, and strawberries in a Mason jar, then top with chicken-egg salad.
Snack: Mocha-Almond Smoothies
These hearty smoothies have two secret ingredients—eggplant and rutabaga—but you'd never know they were there. The veggies are blended with banana, cocoa powder, honey, and other ingredients for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up.
Snack: Kiwi-Pineapple Smoothies
Get your green fix with this fruity smoothie. One serving has fewer than 220 calories but packs in spinach, kiwi, banana, pineapple, and other healthy ingredients.
Dinner: Edamame-Mushroom Noodle Soup
If you're on-the-go during the dinner hour, don't settle for the drive-through. These soup cups can be made three to five days in advance, and they require only water and a microwave to serve.
Dinner: Shrimp and Broccoli Noodle Bowl
This healthy dinner has just 260 calories, but it packs in 20 grams of protein. Plus it's full of flavor! A sesame-ginger dressing coats crunchy broccoli slaw, snow peas, spaghetti, and cooked shrimp.
Dinner: Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup
Ramen noodles aren't just for college kids. Amp up the cupboard staple with teriyaki sauce, fresh ginger, and shredded chicken.
Dessert: Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream
This easy-to-assemble parfait is what dessert dreams are made of. Strawberry and rhubarb filling is layered in Mason jars among generous clouds of cheesecake cream.
Dessert: Apple-Berry Pie in a Jar
These easy pies-in-a-jar can be prepped up to three months in advance. Pop in the freezer after assembling, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight when you're ready to bake.
Dessert: Mason Jar Lid Pie
This simple dessert is, well, easy as pie. Use the lid of a Mason jar as a mini pie plate, then fill with a two-ingredient blueberry filling.