Mason Jars are sturdy glass containers used to store food and are one of my favorite items that I use to stay in shape. Maintaining my long, lean physique is a result of both exercising consistently and making healthy food choices. Since I am always on-the-go in NYC running from clients to classes to meetings and social activities, the best way to keep my eating on track is to pack my food each day, often in a mason jar. Every week I use my Mason Jars to carry salads, smoothies, water, and other on-the-go snacks. Here are a few examples of what I pack:
Green Smoothie * 1/2 banana * 1/3 mango * 1 handful of spinach and kale * 1/4 cup of oats * 1/2 cup of almond milk * 2 cubes of ice
Fruit Infused Water * 5 raspberries * 1 clementine orange * 2 slices of lemon * 2 cups water (plain or sparkling)
Yogurt Parfait * 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt (Fage is my fav) * 1/4 cup of oats * 1/4 cup of granola (I love Trader Joe's Gluten Free Loaded Fruit & Nut Granola) * 1 handful of raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries
Tuna Quinoa Salad (Layers from bottom to top) * Cilantro dressing (Trader Joe's) * Tomatoes * Persian Cucumbers * Chickpeas * Black beans * Edamame * Feta Cheese * Dried Cranberries * Tuna * Quinoa * Organic Tuscan Kale
One of the best aspects of using Mason Jars is that they keep your food fresh for the whole week. You can carry both hot and cold foods and jars can also be used to freezing and even baking. For salads, be sure to always put the dressing at the bottom and leafy greens on top so that the salad will not be soggy.
AUTHOR: Angilique Campbell
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