If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I love Pinterest. What is it? It’s simply an online pinboard. I came across a board dedicated to mason jars, but the pin that hit home were the mason jar meals. I thought, what a clever way to store meals and not have to search for the top to the plastic container. More importantly, the jars make healthy food look more appetizing. Take a look, yes, that’s my salad for the week. From the bottom up, I have baby spinach, carrots, baby tomatoes, cucumber, and Gorgonzola cheese. I knew they were a hit when Little Pumpkin Doodle, said “Mommy, the veggies look bew-ta-full!” I was so proud, I quickly sent the picture to my mom and sister; they both said the vegetables looked nice, but why put them in a mason jar? Well here’s why 1. It keeps food fresh longer; check out the experiment from salad in a jar.
Now, I don’t need my lettuce to last 14 days and did not vacuum seal the salads. However, after two weeks of using mason jars, I admit the salad in the jars does seem to keep the lettuce fresher longer (or the salad looks so pretty in the jar, I’m consuming more salad). 2. I don’t have to cut my salad when I get home and I’m hungry 3. Well, it just looks good – no really, I will not buy plastic containers to store food in the fridge.
For more mason jar meals check out Big Red Kitchen. Do you have any uses for mason jars? I’d love to hear from you.
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