5 Cheap And Easy Mason Jar Recipes That Will Blow Your Mind

Mason jar recipes are pretty popular these days, but not everyone wants to eat salads 7 days per week. Like any fitness enthusiast, I am all about the meal prep but I also love variety. One thing that bugs me about most meal prep plans is the amount of food that’s wasted. If I’m only using spinach in one recipe, its a waste to buy a bag that I’ll end up tossing out! That’s why this list is full of tasty, cheap recipes that use some of the same ingredients (but still taste vastly different from one another). Cheap and easy are two of my favorite words when it comes to cooking, and I’m sure you feel the same!

 

 

Here at the recipes we’re making today. If you need a little help with what order to fill your mason jars in, check out this post from my friend Mai Lyn, of Deep Fried Fit!

 

What Are We Making?

Chicken Florentine Omelet

Jar-O-Veggies

Cucumber Tomato Snack Jar

Chicken + Pepper Quesadilla

Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients for 5 Mason Jar Recipes

  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Grilled chicken (I used frozen, but freshly cooked is good too)
  • Cucumbers
  • Chickpeas (canned)
  • Nuts (I used almonds)
  • Cheese
  • Peppers (green, red, or both)

Ingredients You Probably Already Have

  • Olive oil
  • Basic vinaigrette
    • olive oil
    • vinegar (balsamic, apple cider, or red wine)
    • italian seasoning
    • salt + pepper
    • greek yogurt (optional)
  • Tortillas
  • Soy sauce
  • Eggs
  • Cooked rice (optional)

 

For these recipes, the ingredients in Italics should NOT be put in the mason jars for your meal prep. These ingredients are used in the cooking of your delicious recipes!

 

Chicken Florentine Omelet

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Tomatoes

Green Peppers

Spinach

Chicken

Cheese

2 Eggs

Directions

  1. Heat some olive oil in a non-stick pan.
  2. Sauté all veggies and chicken from mason jar
  3. When veggies are tender, add in eggs.
  4. Pour cheese on one side of egg mixture.
  5. When eggs are cooked thoroughly, flip one half of omelet over the other.
  6. Remove from pan and enjoy!

 

Veggies n’ Nuts

 

Ingredients

Basic Vinaigrette (recipe above)

Tomatoes

Cucumber

Chickpeas

Nuts (I used almonds)

Directions

This recipe doesn’t have to be cooked! You just throw everything in a jar and enjoy it when you’re ready!

 

Cucumber Tomato Snack Jar

 

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe above)

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Directions

Cut your cucumbers into fourths then prepare your jar as pictured above. The balsamic vinaigrette is a tasty dipping sauce to compliment these hydrating veggies!

Chicken + Pepper Quesadilla

 

 

 

Ingredients

Chicken

Cheese (I use the Kroger brand fiesta cheese for extra flavor)

Green peppers

tortillas

Directions

  • Heat your pan on medium high.
  • When it’s hot, put your tortilla down and then put the contents of the jar on top.
  • Slap another quesadilla on top of that!
  • After the cheese starts to melt, flip the quesadilla. This part can be a little tricky but sometimes using a plate to flip it makes it easier.
  • Cook it on that side for a minute or two then remove it from the heat.
  • Cut it up and enjoy!

 

Chicken Stir Fry

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

Chicken

Peppers (green, red, or both)

Spinach

 Tomatoes

2 tbsp of Soy Sauce

Rice (optional)

Directions

  • Throw all of the ingredients in a pan and sautéed on medium high until spinach is wilted.
  • If you’d like it with rice, put some in a bowl then top it with your ingredients! As an added bonus, you could throw some freshly chopped chives or green onions on top!

 

This was one of my favorite posts I’ve written in a really long time. I loved the idea of meal prepping in mason jars and eating more than just salads all week! If you love this post as much as I do, share it! Also, if you have any mason jar ideas that I haven’t mentioned, leave them in the comments below!

 

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I’m a twenty-something lifestyle blogger who tries not to take life too seriously. I think laughing and running are the cure to everything especially when its done in a new city. I think a balanced diet is important, and that they’re much easier when they include chocolate. :)

16 Comments
  1. These are all great ideas! I only thought mason jars could be used for salads. I definitely want to try the Chicken Florentine Omelette, Quesadilla, and Stir Fry Recipe. All of the photos look amazing. In terms of prep, how many days is it ok to leave the food in the mason jars before cooking?

  2. Ok I have another question for you! Are there any other meats aside from chicken that I can use in the mason jars? Also do you know of any places that have cheap mason jars? I’m thinking of buying a few in bulk.

  3. Ohhh! I love this idea, Ginger! It’s kind of like prep jars for the meal preps, haha! I’m going to share this with my friends just told me last week that they’re looking for some lunch ideas! Thanks! xo

  4. OMG all of these recipes look so delicious! I didnt even think about putting breakfast ingredients in there but that would totally cut down on my meal prep time!! DOING THAT! haha

  5. Seriously, I love an easy way to meal prep! So many different options and each of them look ridiculously tasty. Definitely going to add these to our meal plan!

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