Put your old Mason jars to good work by filling them with these 5 healthy and delicious recipes that you can pack in the morning and eat on the go!
Breakfast in a Jar
A yogurt parfait makes a great early morning breakfast. Full of protein to jump start your day!
What you need: 1 cup of Greek Yogurt drizzled with 2 tbsp Honey and topped with 1/2 cup of Berries (frozen or fresh) and 1/4 cup of Granola
Nutrition Boosting Fruit Salad
Fast track your way to your daily 5-10. Pack this fruit salad in a jar that contains half of the fruit/vegetable servings you need for the day.
What you need to chop up and combine in your jar: 1/2 Apple, 1/2 an Orange, 1/2 cup Pineapple, 1/2 cup Peaches and 1/4 cup dried Cranberries.
Chia seeds deliver high amounts of nutrients with little calories and are an excellent source of omega 3! Try this simple chia pudding for something different and delicious and then get creative with flavours and toppings once you've got the hang of it!
What you need to combine: 1/8 cup Chia Seeds, 3/4 cup Milk, 1/2 tsp Honey, Agave or Stevia. Prepare and set overnight for best results.
Pass the Nuts
Make in this mix in bulk because it's easy to carry around and it won't spoil for weeks.
What you need: 3/4 cup Almonds, 1/2 cup Walnuts, 1/2 cup Cashews, 1/2 cup Brazil Nuts, 1/2 cup Cranberries and 1/4 cup Candied Ginger.
Quinoa Salad on the Go
Quinoa contains a lot of protein, iron and fibre - perfect for an afternoon snack.
What you need to combine: 1 cup cooked Quinoa, 1/4 cup Red and Green Onions, 1/4 cup Cucumbers, 1/4 cup Bell Peppers, 1 tsp Lemon Juice, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, then add Roasted Garlic, Salt and Pepper to taste.
Special Thanks to…
Jade MacDermid - Dietetic Intern, Applied Human Nutrition (Basic), Culinary Skills/Chef Training Certificate