Using Mason jars is the latest environmentally friendly
food fad. What is it all about? They’re on the go grub that’s
prepared in jars, like those used for tomato sauce or jam.
They work well for fresh salads and snacks that are ideal
for the workplace or on a day out, effectively banishing the
need of buying a costly premade brunch or lunch.
There is also a slightly different technique called
‘vasocottura’, which simply put, is cooking in a jar. You layer
all of the ingredients into the jar, close the lid, and cook the
recipe in a hot water bath, the oven, or in the microwave.
Many love this practical and speedy way of cooking because
it allows you to create healthy and wholesome recipes with
minimal effort and mess.
When preparing these in-jar delicacies, it doesn’t matter
whether the ingredients are raw or cooked. The most
important thing is to arrange the ingredients in layers,
ideally using bright colours to make it appealing on the eye.
For a healthy grab-n’-go breakfast or a filling, nutrition
packed lunch during an adventurous road trip, a meal in a
mason jar is the perfect sidekick to take along with you on
Here are two quick, easy, and delicious mason jar recipes for
you to try out. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
1. Preheat the oven to 135°.
2. Line a large baking tray with a
sheet of baking paper and put
it to one side. In a bowl, mix
oats, hazelnuts, blueberries,
raisins, cinnamon, adding a
pinch of salt.
3. Add the coconut oil and honey
and stir until incorporated.
4. Spread out granola on baking
sheet. Bake for 45 minutes
until golden brown, stirring
5. Let the granola cool on a
cooling rack for 20 to 30
6. Store it in a large mason
jar. Best served with greek
yogurt and fresh fruits.
1. Using a medium
saucepan, cover the pre-rinsed
spelt with water.
2. Bring the water to a boil,
then reduce the heat and
simmer until it’s tender.
3. Drain and mix in the extra
virgin olive oil and salt.
Set aside to cool.
4. In each of the mason jars
divide all the ingredients
starting with dressing.
5. Then layer tomatoes,
lettuce, onion and
cucumbers with the
grilled tofu on the top.
6. Finish with a sprinkle of
sunflower seed. Close lid
7. Shake before eating.
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