Athletes are always on the go and need to stay organized, if they want to keep their nutrition on track.
But most of the time, people avoid it because shopping, prep and planning meals can be overwhelming.
One of the easiest ways we have found to organize and travel with healthy meals is to use mason jars. These allow you to create healthy, on-the-go meals, without much prep time or cooking. Also, by layering the ingredients, your food stays fresh and doesn’t wilt or spoil as quickly. Whip em up, bring em to work or practice, store em in the fridge and stay on track.
Here are the basic steps to creating mason jar salads:
Step 1: Add Dressing
Step 2: Add hearty vegetables, like tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, celery, carrots, peppers, or similar.
Step3: Add less hearty vegetables, like beans and other less hearty vegetables like mushrooms, zucchini, sprouts, green beans, corn etc.
Step 4: Add pasta, rice, couscous, quinoa or similar.
Step 5: Add meats, eggs or cheeses next. Be creative and use a variety to keep ya interested.
Step 6: Add a variety of different lettuce nuts and/or seeds.
But salads aren’t the only thing you can use a mason jar for…
Below are a bunch of other recipes and combinations that will give you months worth of healthy meals and flavor combinations.
Give some of these a try and let us know how it goes.
Hope it helps!