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13 Make-Ahead (And Ridiculously Good) Lunch-In-A-Jar Lunches That Aren’t Salad

It’s time to stop using your mason jars just for boring salads. In fact, there are plenty of other healthy recipes that you could be storing in these handy jars.

Who needs another lunch full of leafy greens when you can have a warm, delicious meal instead? Turn your lunch in a jar meals from bland and boring to yummy and sensational simply by foregoing salads.

Here are 12 non-salad recipes that are perfect for your weekday lunches.

1. Deconstructed Sushi

Sushi isn’t always the most portable of lunches, however, these handy deconstructed recipe is perfect for anyone on-the-go. Simply layer your favorite sushi ingredients (rice, ginger, avocado, cucumber, etc.) in a mason jar, and voila – instant healthy lunch.

2. Zucchini Noodle Mix

Swap out your traditional pasta dish with zucchini noodles for a heathy, yet tasty alternative. Add avocado, cilantro, peas, and feta for mouth-watering lunch.

3. Skinny Burrito In A Jar

Who said burritos had to be fattening? It’s all about adding fat-free alternatives to this healthy mason jar recipe in order to get maximum taste with minimal calories.

4. Mediterranean Quinoa With Seasonal Vegetables

 

This is a recipe that I like to call a “kitchen declutter.” If you have any aging veggies, cheeses, or sauces taking up space in your kitchen, simply mix them with quinoa for an easy lunchtime treat.

5. Chicken And Dill Instant Noodles

Now, here is a meal that your loved ones will be begging for. With just a few simple ingredients, this meal is both easy-to-make, and easy-to-eat.

6. Chicken Pot Pie In A Jar

Don’t fall victim to another tasteless lunch. Get out of your boring weekday lunch rut by adding this tasty chicken pot pie recipe into your rotation.

7. Instant Oatmeal Jars

It’s time to bring your love of breakfast food over to lunchtime. Spruce up your meal by making these instant oatmeal recipes.

8. BBQ Parfaits

Forget about storing your barbecue leftovers in boring tupperware. Add all of your favorite outdoor foods into mason jars for a yummy, summertime treat.

9. Sesame Ginger Noodle Cups

Takeout food can be so fattening and not-to-mention expensive! Create your own asian-inspired meals at home with this healthy sesame ginger noodle recipe.

10. Lasagna In A Jar

Doesn’t this just sound completely mouth-watering?

11. Thai Peanut Quinoa Jar

Think of this dish as a mix between pad thai and a quinoa bowl. It’s sure to be filling and tasty.

12. Sweet And Spicy Chili With Cornbread Topping

Here’s a recipe that’s so good, you’ll find yourself making it at least once a week.