Our son leaves for college this week and my hubby starts with the ROTC cadets at the end of the month. I thought I would share something with you that’s really popular right now on Pinterest with pre-made meals or lunches using mason jars. They’re everywhere!
I really do use them for a lot of my pantry storage here at home AND I use mason jars to pack snacks for myself when I’m out and about during the week. Some of my favorite snacks to pack are grapes or sliced cucumbers.
Most of the time these recipes work great with keeping the dry ingredients separate from the wet or having layered salads with the dressing on the bottom of the jar.
Of course I would NOT use glass jars to pack lunches for younger children. These ideas are great for older school-aged children. And you know your child, some of these ideas might not even work for a teenager in high school. Use your best judgment, please, and check with the school your child attends. They may not allow glass containers.
Pre-Made Mason Jar Lunch Recipes
Ham and Cheese Masonable from Soup Spice Everything Nice
I love using the empty fruit cup plastic container! This helps keep the crackers from getting squished.
Pasta Salad from Babble – Layer all the ingredients, with the dressing on the bottom of a pint-sized mason jar. Pack the jar in a lunch bag that has an ice pack. When you or your child is ready for lunch all they have to do is shake the jar to mix everything and lunch is ready!
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