At work, I regularly skipped lunch, usually working straight through it. Some people brought in prepackaged microwave meals and some made sandwiches. I have never been a huge sandwich fan, and I didn’t want to have a mouthful of peanut butter or a mess to wrangle with over my keyboard and paperwork. Also, I’m just prissy. I try to not make a mess of myself when I’m eating, and that generally means little bites. I went on a a glass jar kick a while back and bought mason jars of all sizes for storage. I soon found mason jars could be used for so many things, why not lunch? These half pint can be reheated in an oven or microwave and they stack nicely for transport/fridge space and are compact enough to keep you minding portions and diversifying your diet. There are so many possibilities, but I’ve included a few here.
From the top left: Banana bread slices, cookies, jam, yogurt, pepperoni, peanut butter, pb&j bites, tortilla chips
Oatmeal / Baked Oatmeal
Pita/ Homemade Chips
Mason jars also make wonderful miniature cheesecakes! The key is to cook them slowly in a tray of water 🙂