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15 Simple Mason Jar Meals You Can Eat Anywhere

We all love the idea of eating healthy meals that are simple to make, but sometimes we need a little bit of inspiration. Because mason jars are having a moment, we thought it would be fun to find some delicious, plant-based meals you can make in a mason jar and take with you anywhere you need to the go: work, errands, the gym — wherever!

Whether you’re looking for breakfast options, lunch options, or a quick snack, there’s a recipe here for you. And the best part is that the majority of these mason jar meals are plant-based, so you can stay on a healthy track even when you’re on the go.

Simple Mason Jar Meals

PB&J Overnight Oats

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If you’re looking for a nutritious, fiber-filled breakfast that tastes like dessert and will keep you energized for hours, this overnight oat jar is for you. Rolled oats, chia seeds, flax meal and natural peanut butter add healthy fats, fiber and protein, while vanilla, maple syrup and fresh berries add vitamins and sweetness. Travel back in time to your favorite childhood meal with this recipe. Click here for recipe >>

Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats

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All the flavors of this favorite summer dessert, without any guilt! Chia seeds, almond milk and oats create a rich and creamy base (full of healthy Omega-3 and fiber), while greek yogurt and fresh strawberries add a healthy bit of decadence. Feel satisfied and energized all morning long with this super easy, simple simple breakfast. Click here for recipe >>

Purple Sweet Potato Chia Pudding

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Another great breakfast or snack idea, this chia pudding is full of fiber and beta-carotene thanks to purple sweet potatoes. Purple sweet potatoes have a lower sugar content than regular sweet potatoes, and have the added benefit of anthocyanins, a powerful anti-inflammatory pigment found in blueberries. Click here for recipe >>

Coconut Mango Parfait in a Mason Jar

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Sometimes we need something sweet, but giving in to that craving doesn’t always mean we have to reach for chocolate! This delicious parfait is full of vitamin C from luscious mango, and healthy fat from whipped coconut milk. Spend a few seconds chopping, throw everything in a mason jar, and take it with you for whenever an afternoon craving hits! Click here for recipe >>

White Bean, Basil and Arugula Mason Jar Salad

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If you’re looking for a quick grab-and-go salad, this vegan, gluten free recipe is perfect! With a base of wheat berries (or quinoa), homemade white bean salad, and even a homemade dressing, you can eat clean and simple without sacrificing taste. Click here for recipe >>

Greek Salad In A Mason Jar

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This robust salad is sure to keep you full all afternoon, thanks to a serving of pasta, beans, olive, tomatoes, and a homemade Dijon mustard dressing. The key to keeping things fresh? Putting the dressing on the bottom! Click here for recipe >>

Butternut Squash and Quinoa Mason Jar Salad

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Butternut squash is a perfect element in mason jar salads because it can soak up dressings without getting soggy (plus it’s got skin loving vitamin A). Quinoa is also great for soaking up dressings and flavors, so when you put them in a mason jar salad together, you get a flavor extravaganza! Pine nuts, a red onion, cherry tomatoes and arugula round  things out, creating one of the tastiest vegan salads you’ve ever had. Click here for recipe >>

Burrito Bowl Mason Jar

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Trying to stay vegan and gluten free, but still want your burrito fix? This mason jar recipe has all the fixings, including a hearty black bean filling, homemade avocado dressing (which we could eat with a spoon…), sweet potato, quinoa and lettuce, all layered together for the perfect, non-soggy experience. Lunch upgrade! Click here for recipe >>

Southwestern Quinoa Mason Jar Salads

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Staying with the Southwestern theme, these quinoa salad mason jars are full of healthy protein and fiber (thanks to the quinoa and beans), and tons of fresh and cooked veggies. Transport them in a jar,  and then dump them out into a salad bowl when you’re ready to eat. The true meaning of “no fuss, no muss!” Click here for recipe >>

Instant Noodles In A Mason Jar

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Even though many of us may have survived on them in college, packaged instant noodles aren’t the healthiest choice when it comes to a quick lunch. This fresh, vegan version of those noodles, however, is packed with vitamins, and can be transported to and from work in a mason jar. Fresh veggies, chili oil and sesame seed oil keep things spicy and flavorful, without inundating your palate with salt. Click here for recipe >>

Thai Curry Noodle Soup in a Mason Jar

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While the flavors may be complex, this thai curry noodle soup is actually quite simple to make. By layering the ingredients first (rice noodles, veggies, tofu, curry paste and coconut cream, to name a few) and then pouring boiling water in when you’re ready to eat, you’ll have the perfect serving size ready any time of day! Click here for recipe >>

Mason Jar Turkey Lasagna

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Did you know you can actually bake things inside a mason jar? It’s true — as long as you put them in a water bath. This turkey lasagna is perfect for a grab-and-go lunch, or even a cute party platter. And the best part? This recipe uses zucchini noodles instead of pasta, which keeps the carb count low. Click here for recipe >>

Mason Jar Chicken Pot Pies

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Craving comfort food, but don’t want to deal with all those pots and pans and clean up? These adorable chicken pot pies can be made completely in a mason jar, and their small size means you’ll be eating less crust — but still getting all the flavors you might be craving on a cold night. Click here for recipe >>

Mason Jar Macaroni And Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese fiends take heart! Instead of making a package of the stuff and eating the whole thing yourself (and let’s be honest, we’ve all been there), divide it up into mason jars and add veggies! This is one of those mason jar meals you’ll want to reheat, but if you’re in a pinch and don’t consider yourself the world’s best cook — this is the perfect way to lower your intake of carbs and dairy and up those vegetables! Click here for recipe >>

 Mason Jar Peach Crisp

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There’s almost nothing better than peach season, so make sure to bookmark this recipe for when it hits! Full of sweet peaches, ginger, rolled oats, almonds and just the tiniest bit of brown sugar, these adorable mason jar desserts are perfect for picnics, school lunches, or just enjoying a little sweetness after a busy day. Click here for recipe >>

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