We’ve extolled the virtues of Meal in a Jar many times before - and if you’re a customer, you know why. The convenience, the benefits of eating well, the delicious meal options...we could go on. You might say we’re like kittens, or Beyonce...easy to love. (But unlike a world famous pop music superstar, we’ll show up at your house anytime you want.)
If you’ve just discovered Meal in a Jar and aren’t sure if it’s right for you, let us help. Are you one of these people? Do you KNOW one of these people? If so, get ready to place your order and fall in love. Here are five people who need Meal in a Jar in their life:
The Career Person
When you’re a busy professional with a demanding job, eating well often falls to the bottom of your priority list. Fight the urge to live on coffee and protein bars - there’s a better way. Our hearty meals make an easy at-home or in-office lunch (or dinner) that will satisfy your appetite and give you the energy you need to keep going.
The New Homeowner
Moving is tough. You’re tired, your things are in boxes, and Lord only knows what’s in your fridge (if you have a fridge at all). Don’t order a greasy pizza - plan ahead and grab some Meals in a Jar to keep on hand. They’ll stay fresh for seven days and keep you out of the drive-thru line. Buy it for yourself, for that loved one who just moved, or if you’re the best realtor ever, for your clients.
The ‘Get Well’ Guy
If you’ve had surgery, are dealing with an injury or recovering from an illness, Meal in a Jar is a great option that allows you to eat well without lifting a finger. Similarly, it’s a great gift to send to someone who is on the mend or busy caring for a loved one. Think of that friend or co-worker who is supporting their spouse through an illness - sending Meal in a Jar is kind, thoughtful and practical.
The New Mom
New moms are basically superheroes surviving on adrenaline and love. Their bodies are recovering from a tremendous event, they’re definitely not getting as much sleep as they need, and they’re completely focused on caring for their newborn baby. Don’t send flowers - send food! Healthy food that doesn’t need cooking, prep, or even clean up. She’ll thank you.
Students are notoriously bad at caring for themselves, whether it’s a dependency on ramen or a lack of sleep. Maybe it’s exam time or maybe it’s a regular Tuesday - you need a decent meal and you need it now. Meal in a Jar stores well in your dorm or apartment fridge for a full week. It’s tasty, healthy, and convenient - so make mom happy and fill up on good food! It almost makes up for those beers you had at the pub on Thursday. Almost.
If you ask us who Meal in a Jar is made for, we could answer a few ways. We might say busy professionals with minimal free time, those who care about healthy eating, or any person who wants healthy, delicious food on the go. We might describe someone who hates cooking but loves good food, or someone wants the convenience of take-out without the grease and regret. We might just say ‘you’ - because really, our meals are for everyone. Seriously! We’ve designed our menu to work for anybody, regardless of lifestyle, food preferences or restrictions. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we do it.
Eating Keto, Paleo, or following another specific dietary plan? There’s a good chance we’ve got a jar that fits your lifestyle. If you’re limiting dairy, increasing protein or avoiding carbs, try the Backyard BBQ with crunchy red cabbage and chipotle bbq sauce (low carb, no dairy) or Zucchini Beef Houdini jar (loads of veggies and protein, no dairy, low carb). Both of these are popular choices that work within many eating plans.
For vegans and vegetarians
No meat, no problem. Meal in a Jar offers plenty of options that are vegetarian (no meat) or completely vegan (no meat, no egg, no dairy products). The Moroccan Tagine packs a ton of flavour, and the No-Butter Chickpea has all the taste of an Indian classic with a vegetarian twist. The Veggie Showdown is a customer favourite, featuring fresh veggies over a bed of hearty quinoa. Are you hungry yet?
For those who just love food
So you can eat literally anything you want? That’s amazing - you have your pick of over 15 Meal in a Jar options to choose from. If you fall into this lucky category, variety is the way to go. Why not try the Sizzlin’ Steak Fajita or What’s Shakin Bacon jar? Everyone loves bacon, and it’s fun to say. The Tuna Antipasta is a creamy, tangy favourite packed with plenty of crunchy peppers and topped with fresh baby spinach.
One of the great things about our meals is that you’ll never get bored - with so much variety, you’re always able to eat well, no matter what. Take a look at our menu and discover something delicious that works for your life (and your tastebuds). Share your Meal in a Jar favourite in the comments - we’d love to hear what tops your list!
When you think about the perfect gift, do you ever think about salad? We’re going to wager that the answer is no, but seriously - let’s stop for a minute and give it some thought. Salad is amazing. It’s nutritious, versatile and delicious, and with Meal in a Jar, it’s insanely convenient. Maybe you’ve ordered our products for yourself or bought them in store, but have you ever considered giving them as a gift? It may seem unconventional, but trust us - there are times that call for something more practical than flowers. Here are a few ideas to get you started - your friends will thank you!
Maybe you want to send a housewarming gift, or you’re a realtor who knows how crazy moving is and wants to make life easier for your clients. Why send flowers or a fruit basket when you could gift them with a few days worth of healthy, delicious meals that require no prep and can be taken on the go? That’s a gift people will remember.
Yes, baby clothes are tiny and adorable - we get it. But trust us, given the choice, most new parents would rather see you show up on their doorstep with food (or better yet, send delivery and visit them when the chaos dies down). Between all the diaper changes, feedings, late night rocking and attempted naps, new parents barely have time to shower, let alone prepare themselves a decent meal. Make their lives easier by skipping the baby blankets (they have dozens of those already) and sending real food.
Meal in a Jar is the perfect gift to send to someone who is recovering from surgery or an illness, or busy supporting a loved one who is ill. It’s perfect for your friend who just had knee surgery, your other friend who is busy caring for an ill or aging parent, or those who just need a little extra support during a hard time. Sending a meal says, ‘I’m thinking about you and I care’. Flowers are pretty, but healthy food that’s there when they need it - that’s going the extra mile.
If there’s one thing that’s certain about college and university students, it’s that they know how to take care of themselves...right? Not so much. If you’ve got a child, grandchild or friend away at school, there is no better gift than healthy, convenient meals that last up to a week in the fridge. Don’t let them live on fries from the student centre - send a veggie and protein-packed salad! It’s better fuel for their bodies, it’s easy to grab and go, and it will remind them of all those home cooked meals they’re missing (in a good way).
That card you were going to mail is really sweet, but the sweetest gift of all is a delicious, portable, ready-to-eat meal. And remember, as much as we love salad, we’re much more than a container of greens. Our meal options include hearty favourites like the Zucchini Beef Houdini, Veggie Showdown and Chicken Carnitas. There are hot and cold options as well as vegan, dairy-free, low carb and free of gluten jars - truly something for everyone. Check out our menu and our delivery/pick-up options, and get giving!
This assortment of jars is dairy and lactose free. Enjoy Meal in a Jar with ease knowing that the following jars are perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or prefer not to consume dairy products.