Being green is kind of our thing. With our made to order production process we are committed to limiting food waste and only producing what will be consumed. So you might find yourself reading this and wondering what to do with your empty jars. Instead of placing them in the recycling bin, we have some awesome ways you can reuse your jars.
We know you love eating Meal in a Jar, but when you abesolutley have to cook, we have a solution for you! The easiest way to add some flavour to any dish is to add some herbs. Fresh herbs picked up from the grocery store do not last long, therefore it's best to grow your own. your fresh herb garden will make them accessable when you them and add a little splash of green to your kitchen. We found this awesome video that has step by step instructions on how to start your own jar garden.
Dry Goods Storage
Keep your dry goods handy and your pantry looking aesthetically pleasing. Those empty jars make great storage containers for rice, beans and even coffee. You can also kip the labels since the jars are see through. This way you'll always know what you're reaching for.
Jar Savings Account
Unlike the bank we can't promise you awesome interest rates, but we can guarantee that you will have 24/7 access to your funds. Whether you're saving up for a trip to Vegas, a new tattoo or more Meal in a Jar. An empty jar makes the perfect piggy bank.
A Jar of Joe
Well it can hold almost any liquid, but when you hit that 3 pm wall, caffeine will put a little spring in your step. Simply add some milk, ice and freshly brewed coffee and you have yourself a tasty mid afternoon pick me up. You'll find yourself being the office savage and getting S#!T done. You can thank us after you get that promotion.
These are just a few ways that you can reperpose your empty jars. The possibilities are endless for everyday eco friendly hacks. If you have an awesome idea, share it on your Instagram and tag us in the post. We might even send you a little surprise for doing so ;)
Some people believe that St Patrick's day is all about green... green pancakes, green eggs and ham, and green beer. But do you know what actually makes all of the things you indulge in green? The answer is green food colouring. Food colouring seems relatively harmless, so let's take a look at what is exactly in it. We have the ingredients found in a common green food colouring brand:
WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, FD&C YELLOW 5, FD&C BLUE 1, AND PROPYLPARABEN (PRESERVATIVE).
The only thing in that chemical concoction that's “natural” is water. Everything else is a petroleum byproduct that was conjured up in a laboratory. Have no fear, Meal in a Jar has your green fix covered with fresh all natural ingredients. Our St, Paddy's Day greens are the by products of water, sunshine and Mother Nature. Let's take a look at some of our greens.
Spinach is loaded with vitamins and minerals. For all of you diehard nutritionists, these are a mixture of water and fat soluble vitamins. Spinach is packed full of magnesium, B2 and B6, vitamine K, vitamine E and calcium. This assortment of vitamins results in numerous health benefits. FIrst and foremost, spinach prevents cholesterol from oxidizing. As a result, Spinach is essential in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system and lowering blood pressure. In addition, it helps you maintain vigorous brain function, memory and mental clarity.
Besides being a great additive to any meal for a little extra crunch, kale adds a nutritional boost to any meal. Kale is packed with alpha-linolenic acid, omega 3 fatty acids, along with vitamins, A,C, and K. In addition, it's loaded with potassium, calcium, zinc and antioxidants. Kale is essential in preventing macular degeneration as well as the development of cataracts. In addition, it aids in a healthy digestive track due to its high level of fiber.
Tracing back to Ancient China, bok choy has been enjoyed for its taste and nutritional benefits for millenias. Its full of vitamins C,A,K and an excellent source of calcium, manganese, iron and antioxidants. As a result this ancient veggie is known to help keep age related ailments away. The high calcium content is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant and want to maintain strong and healthy bones. High in glucosinolates, bok choy keeps those nasty cancer cells at bay.
Our jars are packed with these greens. Check out these 3 beauties below. If you already love Meal in a Jar and need your weekly fix, check out our fantastic meal plans. With Meal in a Jar, your friends will be green with envy on St Paddy’s day, but be careful the Leprechauns might be after your Meal in a Jar ;)
It’s late at night and you’ve already had dinner, but now you can hear your stomach grumbling over your show.
If you’re like most of us, you've heard that you shouldn’t eat after a certain time because your body doesn’t digest late night snacks properly.
Well, what if we told you that you could eat late at night?
Your body doesn’t stop digesting food when it goes to sleep, but it does slow down.
So you can still have healthy late night snacks, as long as they're reasonable.
Don't worry, we’re going to help you get through those night owl cravings with some tips on what not to do and tasty suggestions too.
The Don'ts of Late-Night Eating
Foods with lots of oils and fats:
Deep-fried foods are not what we would call healthy late night snacks.
These foods take longer to digest in general, but laying horizontally will make it even harder.
It’s known to cause acid reflux as well, since it lingers a little longer in your stomach.
Spicy foods have Capsaicin, which is the active component of chili peppers.
That causes indigestion and discomfort, so getting to sleep afterward will become challenging.
So save your spicy food cravings for lunch and dinner!
Sugar or Caffeine:
This one is kind of obvious.
Snacking on chocolate and candy before bed is going to make it hard to sleep and it's going to make you feel groggy and full waking up.
If you're going to indulge your sweet tooth at all, try to make it earlier in the day.
"Go For It" Late-Night Snacks
High-fiber cereal and milk:
While great for you and an excellent go-to snack, remember to keep your cereal portions reasonable.
Try just a half-cup to three-quarters of a cup at first. Even healthy late night snacks need to portion-controlled!
Avocado slices on toast:
Stick to whole-wheat or rye when choosing your bread for your toast.
Avocado has natural, healthy fats that will keep you full until breakfast. You need to eat these instead of artificial fats, so this tasty snack can still be satisfying and healthy without frying anything in oil.
Banana with peanut, almond, or cashew butter:
Try spreading peanut, almond, or cashew butter onto banana slices, or celery if you prefer a vegetable. The
The nut butter will provide healthy fats and proteins that will keep you feeling full and the banana sweetens the deal, for those of us who can't give up our sugar cravings entirely.
Fruit and nuts mix:
This is a perfect substitute the chronic chip eater. Skip the chips and salty treats like Cheetos for this healthy alternative. Sweet, salty, and nutritious rarely live in the same bowl. Take advantage!
Sweet, salty, and nutritious rarely live in the same bowl. Take advantage!
Some of our favourite fruit and nut mix ingredients are:
candied orange peels
dark chocolate chips
Snack On - Just Snack Wisely!
A tip to remember when snacking is to give yourself some time before hitting the hay, even if you eat those healthy late night snacks at a slightly embarrassing hour.
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up your munchies and tasty foods. It just calls for a little creativity (and reasonable portions.)
Finding you don’t have time to make a well-balanced dinner?
This plan will provide you with 8 meals a week for just $71.92, which is just $8.99 per meal.
Your subscription will be built automatically each week.
*For your second shipment you will have 24 hours after you are notified via email to change your meals and/or delivery/pickup date. The order forms and shipment schedule can be found in your subscription account. If we do not receive your form, your initial order will be repeated and ready for delivery.
If you choose Monday for your first shipment your second order will be ready the following Monday unless altered in your account.
*If you select a pickup hub, the jars can be picked up during their hours of operation.