Like a lot of people I started the year with healthy eating at the top of my new years resolutions, and while I managed to keep up with it for the first couple of months, I found it was really time consuming to keep up with. Going downstairs to get a snack is difficult when you’ve got to prepare it yourself, it’s much easier to just grab a chocolate bar or a packet of crisp than it is to start chopping up bits of fruit and make something filling yet appetising.
I was casually scrolling through the world of pinterest when I came across these mason jars full of fruit, veg, and salad. The fruit lasts a day ahead of time, and the salad lasts five days ahead of time, meaning I could make these in bulk and store them in the fridge so I could instantly grab them. They save me reaching for an unhealthy dinner or snack, because these are prepared, look delicious and are ready to go. Winner!
Obviously you can throw what you want in to these, and since I went to a smaller supermarket I couldn’t buy everything that was on the list of ingredients on pinterest. Instead, I improvised by buying things that were nice and colourful. I quite like the layered effect but of course, you don’t have to do that, and could literally throw things in as you grab them but being a picky eater, my food has to look appetising before I eat it. I’m hoping to try this with pasta, potatoes, and meats in the future but for now I just used: Onions and green beans. Carrots. Sweetcorn. Grapes. Cucumber. Pineapple. Feta cheese. Lettuce. I forgot to take a photo of the dressing, but I used French Dressing in some and Ceaser Salad to mix it up a bit.
Again, you can add whatever you want into this too. I’m a lover of strawberries and grapes so always put a lot in. In these I used: Apple, Tangerine, Grapes, Strawberries, Pineapples, Blueberries. I also squeezed half a lemon and poured it into the two jars when I’d finished. I love how colourful the fruit jar turned out, and I had a jar of this last night and it was the perfect snack. I prepared two more which await in the fridge and no doubt will both be eaten by tomorrow. I’m tempted to stick a PROPERTY OF REBEKKA sticker on the lid to ensure my brothers don’t beat me to them.
Although you have to buy all the ingredients in bulk, it spreads out perfectly. I’ve made 6 salads, and 3 fruits so far and still have little bits left to make one more of each. The good thing is that there is no waste which is perfect, you definitely get your moneys worth out of the whole thing.
I love how these turned out, and they really are delicious. I’m a ridiculously picky eater and when I first saw these on pinterest I was a bit hesitant about how nice they’d actually taste because surely it’d taste a little soggy and bland. But it really doesn’t. I’m going to try and prepare these at the start of every week so I have a healthy meal and snack prepared all week. It makes it incredibly easy to keep up with the healthy eating goal.
These will definitely be my dinners for the foreseeable future, and I couldn’t be more excited about meal times.
Have you any healthy recipes? Have you tried making these?