How to Make Pre-Made Lunch Recipes for Mason Jars

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mason jars are perfect for pre-made back-to-school lunches or for you when you're at work or out running errands!  Try this new way and fun way for your lunch today! 
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Have your kids started back-to-school yet?  

I know in some areas of the country most kids started last week.  Here in our corner of the world, school starts next week.  Our son leaves for college this week and my hubby starts with the ROTC cadets at the end of the month.  I thought I would share something with you that's really popular right now on Pinterest with pre-made meals or lunches using mason jars.  They're everywhere! 

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If you've been following my blog for any amount of time, then  you know that I love mason jars.  I have for years and I love to blog about them and share great ideas using mason jars.  I really do use them for a lot of my pantry storage here at home AND I use mason jars to pack snacks for myself when I'm out and about during the week.  Some of my favorite snacks to pack are grapes or sliced cucumbers.
I put together a great list of ideas on how to use mason jars for back-to-school lunches or even to make pre-made meals for you to take to work.  Most of the time these recipes work great with keeping the dry ingredients separate from the wet or having layered salads with the dressing on the bottom of the jar.

Of course I would NOT use glass jars to pack lunches for younger children.  These ideas are great for older school-aged children.  And you know your child, some of these ideas might not even work for a teenager in high school.  Use your best judgment, please, and check with the school your child attends.  They may not allow glass containers.  

Ham and Cheese Masonable from Soup Spice Everything Nice
I love using the empty fruit cup plastic container!  This helps keep the crackers from getting squished. 
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

But what if you don't have these fruit cups to reuse?  Don't worry!  You can order these Mason Salad Jar inserts from Amazon!  Don't these look great?  

Or these Bento Mason Jar Lids work great too!

You can see how it works with this photo.  Celery and hummus stored separately make the perfect snack for school lunches or for you! 

Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.



Pasta Salad from Babble - Layer all the ingredients, with the dressing on the bottom of a pint-sized mason jar.  Pack the jar in a lunch bag that has an ice pack.  When you or your child is ready for lunch all they have to do is shake the jar to mix everything and lunch is ready!
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


Bacon and Eggs to Go from At the Picket Fence
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Salad, Fruit and Feta Cheese from The Cookie Rookie
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.


Grapes and Crackers from Soup Spice and Everything Nice
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Mason Jar Salad from Eat Within Your means
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

from The Two Bite Club
Pre-made back-to-school lunches using mason jars featured on Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Don't forget to check out my other great Mason Jar LOVES!  








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3 comments :

  1. Great Ideas for lunch. Bet I can save lots of money too! Thanks for putting this together.

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  2. So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing with our Merry Monday party.

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  3. I love this idea! It's so easy and cute! Thanks for sharing with the Delicious Dishes Recipe party this week!

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