10 Mason Jar Lunch Recipes

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 protein-rich oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries

Ah the famous weekday lunches! If we were to count the number of lunch boxes we can prepare in a year, we would realize that it's a lot! In order to simplify the life of parents, workers or students, here are some recipes that can be prepared in advance and assembled directly in a Mason jar. 


1. Lunch salad in a jar

Here's a delicious jar salad recipe, a delightful mix of pomegranate, legumes, quinoa, and a Dijon-curry dressing. Prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for 2 days, so you can enjoy a healthy and convenient meal wherever you are.

pot masson, salade à assembler, grenade, edamane, fèves germées, tomates et huile

2. Niçoise salad in a jar 

Indulge in the irresistible jarred Niçoise salad, a tempting combination of farfalle pasta, hard-boiled eggs, crunchy green beans, olives, cherry tomatoes, and other ingredients that will awaken your senses and transport you to the Mediterranean.

salade de pâtes en pot avec légumes verts, oeuf et vinaigrette

3. Greek-style zucchini salad in a jar 

Discover the delicious ratatouille-style jar salad, where grilled eggplant and zucchini blend harmoniously with couscous and feta cheese to create a complete and flavorful meal. In just 30 minutes, including cooking time, you can prepare four servings of this convenient recipe, perfect for saving preparation time during the week or enjoying a delicious meal with your family.

salade de couscous en pot avec poivron, aubergine, courgette, tomate, feta, menthe et noix

4. Nachos salad in a jar + fresh salsa or chipotle mayo dressing

Discover the flavorful jar nacho salad accompanied by a creamy cilantro dressing. This recipe is not only fun to eat but also simple to prepare. It stands out from other salads thanks to the nachos that add a crunchy and delicious texture to your meal.

nachos en pot avec vinaigrette crème sure, coriandre et fromage

The soups

5. Asian-style soup in a jar

Indulge in the flavorful Asian jar soup, a simple and convenient meal. The ingredients are strategically layered in the jar, ready to be transformed into a delicious soup by simply adding boiling water and waiting a few minutes. A convenient and tasty solution for a quick and satisfying meal.

soupe repas à l'asiatique en pot avec nouille de riz, champignon, edamane et piments

6. Homemade soup on the go


Indulge in a homemade soup-on-the-go, a practical solution for deliciously using up leftover pasta. Simply add diced vegetables, cooked chicken, and boiling water when serving. The flavor is enhanced by the chicken broth concentrate, resulting in a comforting and flavorful meal in no time.

soupe repas avec pâtes fusilli, carottes et poulets

Other options

7. Shrimp sushi in a jar


Discover the delicious Mason jar shrimp sushi-inspired recipe, which can be considered a salad but with the same ingredients found in sushi. Enjoy this sushi-inspired mix for your lunch break, a tasty and convenient option!

crevette dans bouillon dans un pot

8. Omelet to go

Discover the recipe for a sweet and savory portable omelette, a versatile option perfect for breakfast or even lunch. Eggs are cracked into a to-go container, then diced apples, cheese, chorizo, and maple syrup are added. After a good mix, simply heat the container in the microwave for a quick and tasty meal. Complete the meal with crackers and raw vegetables for a perfect combination.

omelette déjeuner dans un pot

9. Veggie-pâté lettuce wraps


Indulge in the delicious lettuce wraps with veggie pâté, a light and balanced option that replaces bread with crispy lettuce leaves. Gather fresh vegetables and veggie pâté in a tasty wrap, and don't forget to leave room for your favorite sauce in a separate container. A convenient and flavorful way to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal.

wrap laitue avec légumes et végé-pâté

10. Oats to assemble 


Indulge in our delicious assemble-your-own oatmeal, a versatile recipe perfect for a nutritious and tasty meal. Ideal when you're low on groceries and in need of vegetables, this fiber and protein-rich oatmeal can be a satisfying option for a comforting breakfast.

gruau à assembler avec graines, fruits séchés, bleuets et fraises
Looking for tips on how to better plan your weekly meals? It is possible to meet with a dietitian who will be able to guide you and give you advice according to your needs.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist