20 Mason Jar Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This past weekend I decided to try something that I’ve been wanting to do for months. Meal prepping in full mason jar style. Safe to say that I’m far from being a master at creating the ultimate mason jar meal, but I have been doing my research. So I thought I would share my 20 favorite mason jar meals and snacks for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The best part is, most of these recipes are relatively healthy! Trying to decide which ones should be tested out this weekend. If you have any suggestions, let me know

Breakfast Mason Jar Meals:

Breakfast Jar Parfait by PB and P’s
Overnight oats combined with yogurt, peanut butter, fresh fruit and granola. Can it get any more breakfast-y than that?

The Classic Acai Bowl by Modern Granola
It’s very likely that you’ve heard of the ever so popular acai bowl trend, so why not make a portable mason jar version. This genius idea combines granola with an acai smoothie and fresh fruit. SO granola!

Fruit and Egg Quinoa by Marla Meridith
Quinoa has been all the rage lately, and this preparation is a great way to add sweetness to the seed. With the addition of egg whites and fresh fruit, this to go meal is filling and fun!

Blueberry Pancakes in a Jar by Boy & the Rabbit 
Um microwavable blueberry pancakes…can it get easier than that? The blueberries in the bottom of the jar create the extra bit of flavor needed with pancakes, and all it takes is one minute in the microwave!

Bacon and Eggs in a Mason Jar by Natalie Morales
So I’m all for sweet breakfasts, but sometimes you need something savory. Bacon, eggs, avocado tomato and basil creates the perfect breakfast burrito minus the carbs!

Lunch Mason Jar Meals:

6.Sonoma Chicken Pasta Salad Jar by Foxes Love Lemons
Ok, blue cheese, cranberries, walnuts, celery, chicken and a vinaigrette…it’s like the perfect chicken salad with pasta.
7.Superfood Burrito in a Jar by Wake the Wolves 
Y’all, when I hear superfood I feel super good cuz what can be better for my body! This is a great combination of southwest flavors in the healthiest way.
8.Asian Noodle Salad Jar by Foxes Love Lemons
The bright flavors and fresh layers of veggies with filling soba noodles sounds like an ideal lunch to me. Annnnd the layers are so so vibrant, almost too pretty to eat.
9.Chopped Salad Jars with White Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette
This jam packed jar has bulgar wheat, veggies, chickpeas, turkey, mozzarella, dried fruit and seeds. So many wonderful pieces combining into a medley of  yum!
10.DIY Instant Noodle Cups by The Kitchn 
Just add water; yep all you have to do to these wonderful cups is just add hot water when you’re ready to eat. I mean who doesn’t love those prepackaged noodle bowls, but doesn’t a homemade version sound even more amazing.


11.Chili with Cornbread by The Pleasant Pantry
Attention all chili lovers, this is the cutest way to enjoy some chili with some toasted cornbread. This will instantly warm you up on the inside!
veggie mac and cheese
12.Veggie Mac and Cheese by Framed Cooks
What can be more comforting than mac and cheese? Add veggies to the mix and you have a well balanced dinner option!
southwest mason jar
13.Southwestern Chicken Fajita Mason Jar Salad by MJ & Hungryman 
Take Taco Tuesday to a-whole-nother level with these tex-mex jars of yum, just add a tortilla!
14.Lasagna in Jars by Stl Cooks
This idea is pure genius! Individual lasagna portions baked into a fabulous jar. It just looks like yummy, cheesy, gooey goodness!
mini pot pies
15.Mini Chicken Pot Pies by Foodie Fun
Another wonderful jared comfort food option. These individual chicken pot pies are so easy to make and can be frozen for the future!


16.Mini Chocolate Cream Pie by The Girl Inspired
These mini cream pies are adorable and so decadent. Definitely the ultimate chocolate dessert.
key lime pie
17.No Bake Key Lime Pies by A Million Moments
Doesn’t key lime pie look beautiful in a jar. Annnnd greek yogurt was used to create a light finish!
salted caramel
18.Salted Caramel Cheesecake by Sarah Lipoff
My gosh, premade portable cheesecake with a sweet salted caramel topping. No words, y’all, no words!
19.S’mores Treats by Host the Toast
Picnic perfection. So indulgent, so good. Sometimes simplicity is key.
20.Simple Tiramisu by The Shabby Creek Cottage 
Tiramisu has always been a daunting dessert to me, but this preparation is so so simple and looks so so yum!

I highly recommend you try some of these out! Let me know if you do!


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  1. 4.15.16
    Jeanne said:

    Everything look absolutely amazing! *drooling*

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  2. 4.15.16
    Tina said:

    I LOVEEE food in mason jar. I don’t know why but mason jars just make everything better heheh


  3. 4.15.16
    Rach said:

    I really love the versatility of the mason jar! So many great ways to use it!