If you dream about an excellent lunch that is also easy to prepare and to take to work, you've come to the right place! Check out these recipes in a jar!
For those of you who are not familiarized with the concept, lunch in a jar actually means preparing a dish in a jar. This is a great idea for those who are either too lazy, or need a fast and easy meal to carry to work. Slowly, this concept has extended beyond the lunch, and so we have desserts in a jar or dinners in a jar, but the idea remains the same. Check out these great lunch in a jar ideas and use them for any work day when you feel lazy!
Pancakes. Yes, as weird as it may sound, you can actually make pancakes in a jar if you don’t have enough time to cook them properly. Just take pancake mix (whether bought or made by yourself) and put in the jar. Place the jar in the microwave oven for a minute and voila. Add fruits or toppings as you like.
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Bacon and eggs. This typical breakfast that has spread all around the world can also be done in a mason jar. Simply mix eggs, salt, pepper, spinach and cheese in a bowl, put the mix in a mason jar an place for one or two minutes in the microwave. It will puff up there, but don’t worry about that! Then put extra cheese and the bacon on top. Enjoy!
Burrito. Well, it will not look like your regular burrito, but it’s one of the most delicious lunch in a jar ideas. Simply layer in the jar, starting from the bottom, the following ingredients: quinoa, black beans, lettuce, kale, cherry tomato salsa, Greek yogurt and sunflower sprouts. It’s a nutritious lunch for work!
A rainbow salad is a great healthy option to precooked or ordered food. Of course, you need to pick the most colorful ingredients, like blueberries, cucumbers, yellow and red peppers. For the bottom of the jar it’s recommended to place some ginger dressing and chickpeas and then layer up the rest of the veggies and fruits. You can also use grilled chicken and sunflower seeds and even tofu if you want to go healthy!
Lasagna is a great option when you need a nutritious lunch in a jar for work or even if you need to make just one serving. Layer together noodles, cream sauce, ricotta, mozzarella, pesto, tomato sauce and meat. You can also add other vegetable or whatever you like to the sauces. Don’t forget to heat it up before eating it!
Finally, we prepared for you a magic formula that is guaranteed to be one of the lunch in a jar ideas. For any salad you need organic greens, like zen blend, baby romaine or arugula, for instance; then, high-protein grain or legume (try tricolor quinoa, farro or lentils); some salty and crunchy ingredients: hazelnuts, sliced almonds or pumpkin seeds; and last but not least, something sweet and tangy: dried papaya, dried mango, cranberries, blueberries or any other fruits you prefer. Customize your own lunch in a jar and enjoy your meal!
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