Eat Well Feb. 20. 2015

Jar Meals to-go, three ways

Feb. 20. 2015
McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Hill Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

Three quick recipes to make in one jar, toss in your bag and call it a day.

One of the biggest challenges I hear from clients is the time it takes to prepare healthy meals on the go for a busy work week ahead of them. A delicious Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats breakfast, a Maple Banana Granola seed snack with almond milk, and a Simple Green Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, all made in 1 jar with 1 lid (Cuppow BNTO) and ready for you when you’re out on the go, no spills, no fuss!


Blueberry Coconut Overnight Oats 

Pour 1/2 cup rolled oats, 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon flax seed, and 1 cup of coconut milk into a jar and stir to combine. Add 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and mash them in the pudding for a thicker consistency or you may leave the blueberries whole for a topping. Add honey to sweeten. Store in a large mason jar and secure with a cuppow BNTO lid filled with shredded coconut, almonds and pumpkin seeds- these are awesome for keeping ingredients separate that you need to. Then before serving, put shredded coconut on top!


Simple Greens Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette 

One of the easiest recipes to make on the go! Take 2-3 heaping handfuls of your favorite green such as romaine, spinach, or Massaged Kale Salad + 1 cup raw or roasted veggies like raw bell peppers or roasted bell peppers, red cabbage, etc. + 1 cup of chopped grapes + 1/4 cup of chopped almonds + a protein of your choice like 1/2 cup beans/ 2 whole eggs / 3 ounces tempeh, etc. Store 1 teaspoon olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon honey in the Cuppow BNTO lid for a quick salad dressing to pour on top. Pour the dressing in the jar, secure the lid and give it a good shake before serving! (in this example I have all the lettuces finely chopped to squeeze more in, tomatoes, hemp seeds and chopped almonds).


Maple Banana Nut Granola with homemade almond milk

By far a life saver when you need a slightly sweet yet incredibly fiber rich snack on the go, Maple Banana Nut Granola with extra seeds, with homemade almond milk or coconut milk poured on top when you’re ready serve. Pour the almond milk into the Cuppow BNTO lid and pour on top. Find more granola and nut milk recipes on my recipe page, you can easily use any recipe for these as you want!


I hope you all enjoy these three quick meals for a healthy and nourishing breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the go! Thank you to the cuppow team for making such awesome lids to use, truly these have been my favorite go-to travel lids when I’m out on the run, added bonus is they’re BPA free, come in a variety of shapes and colors, and can fit many styles of mason jars. I use them mostly with meals such as these examples above, separating toppings, liquids, or snacks away from the other contents in the jar. I highly recommend you check these out for your meals and snacks on the go! See how others around the world use their cuppow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! Try these out and show me your creations, #nutritionstripped and #cuppow. Disclaimer: this is a sponsored recipe post, meaning I was compensated for this recipe and post, my opinions of this product are 100% of my own- I only share the best of the best that I truly enjoy and would find beneficial to you all as well!

xx McKel

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