Mason; where would I be without Mason?
Many times you see me enjoying my meals at home, or at a local cafe. But I’m often traveling, and when I do I always make sure that I prepare my own food to take along with me. It can be tempting to buy a snack along the way however, I prefer to bring my own meals and healthy snacks where possible. Instead of those plastic containers and zippy bags I prefer my trusty Mason Jar to carry with me. Admittedly, I sometimes cheat and use Mr Kilner’s Jar instead.
They’re not just practical to store your meals in either. I often use mine as a glass, to drink my smoothies or homemade ice teas from. They also look super cute and are perfect for storing my homemade granola or freshly ground spices. They are dishwasher safe and some of the modern jars are freezer proof too! And, if you’re planning a cosy night at home they also double as a charming candleholder!
The Mason Jar layered salad is one of my travel favourites, and storing the salad in a jar keeps it fresh for at least 2-3 days. So, why not prepare a couple and save time! A homemade salad is cheaper, and often healthier, than the store-bought alternatives with their chemicals and additives.
I like to work with layers, not only because it looks pretty, but because it also keeps all the contents at their most fresh. Here’s how I make mine:
Layer1 ; Dressing
Layer 2: Crispy veggies like peppers, radish, cucumber, red onion
Layer 3: Grains: Quinoa, brown rice, millet
Layer 4: Soft veggies: Avocado, tomatoes, spring onion
Layer 5: Protein: Chicken, tofu, egg, goat cheese
Layer 6: Greens like Arugula, Spinach or Baby leaves.
Shake, shake and…. Attack!
Enjoy your jar…
Mason’s “BFF”, Simone Olivia x