Obviously, we are talking about cooking here. We get it, our message is always about skipping grocery shopping and skipping cooking blah blah blah. But sometimes you have to cook. If you dread cooking or always end up burning water when you try to boil it, no worries, we have your back. Cooking class is in session, Meal in a Jar Style.
Grab yourself a Cowboy Casserole or Naked Beef Burrito jar and two fajita wraps. Shake up those jars and put the contents on the wraps. If you want to know how to wrap a perfect fajita check out this tutorial Then pan fry your nicely wrapped fajita for 3 minutes per side on low/medium heat to give it a nice brown colour. Voila, it's fiesta time with Meal in a Jar.
You'll need some shredded cheese of your choice, feta, oven-ready lasagna and 2 Zucchini Beef Houdini jars. Mix the two jars together in a bowl and then layer it with feta and shredded cheese. Then sprinkle some extra cheese on top for more cheesy goodness. Did we mention more cheese? Wrap the tray up with tin foil and slide that sucker in the oven for 40 min @ 400F. After 40 minutes, take the foil off and add more cheese. Pop it in for another 15 min. You'll make your Italian friends proud, just make sure not to overcook it or you might end up sleeping with the fishes.
Are you in a pinch to make breakfast for yourself and the unexpected guest who spent the night? No worries, just scramble 3 eggs, add a Pulled Pork & Smashed potato jar, pour into a frying pan over medium heat and boom, breakfast is served.
Boil some udon noodles in beef broth, then add a Beef Teriyaki jar and a boiled egg. Cook the egg to whatever yolk runniness you like. If you are curious as to how to do that check out this step-by-step guide
We make it easy for you to unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay. If you do end up making any of these, or something else yourself, be sure to let us know and send us a picture. The best part is all of our jars are already fully cooked, so you won't experience something like this...
Everyone knows that protein helps build muscle. Even Patrick Star probably knows that and he lives under a rock. If you don't get that reference, then you probably live under a rock too. Anyways, this little enzyme named protein has so much more to offer your body. Let's explore some of these benefits.
Induces Fat Burning
Your body cannot effectively burn and use fat as energy if it doesn’t have help from either carbohydrates or protein. As you are losing weight, your body loses both muscle and fat. During this process, it is especially important that you continue to eat enough protein in your diet. Having adequate protein coming in from your food aids with fat burning while preserving calorie-burning lean muscle. Pair that with some form of physical activity and you'll have your beach body ready for summer 2018. Plus, now would be a great time to get a head start on that.
Helps The Body Heal
Protein can help your body repair after it has been injured. This makes perfect sense, given that it forms the main building blocks of the body's tissues and organs. Numerous studies have shown that eating more protein after an injury can help speed recovery. However, there are limitations to what it can heal. If you're looking for Deadpool-like regenerative powers, protein can't do that. Sorry, Luke Skywalker and Jamie Lannister. Face it guys, your limbs are gone for good. Also spoilers, but if you haven't seen Star Wars and/or Game of Thrones then you're not living your life to the fullest.
Makes You Happy
Some amino acids from protein are required to balance hormones naturally, control your mood and act as a remedy for anxiety. Proteins help neurotransmitters function and synthesize hormones like dopamine and serotonin that calm us and keep our outlook positive. Individuals who are lacking in key amino acids start experiencing weakness, moodiness and increased anxiety or signs of depression for this reason. Since it helps stabilize glucose in your blood, it also prevents mood changes, irritability, and cravings that can occur due to fluctuating blood sugar levels. But remember, don't eat your feelings away, if you have a constant feeling of being down in the dumps, consult a medical professional.
Promote Healthy Brain Function
The brain requires a steady supply of amino acids in order to keep concentration, focus and energy levels up. Studies show that when amino acid deprivation takes place, learning and coordination suffers, but once all necessary amino acids are reintroduced into the diet, learning and motor skills improve. So protein is basically brain food, but it can only help you so much, it can't help you if there is nothing between your ears to start with.
Before you rush out to Costco to buy a giant tub of protein powder, remember that eating nutrient-rich foods is the best way to get your fix. Fun fact, our jars are made of whole unprocessed foods. Whether you are a meat connoisseur, vegetarian or vegan, our jars have at least 15g of protein.
Ladies and gentlemen, take a seat because class is in session. Today, we will be debunking common diet myths.
Cholesterol is bad for you!
You're half right. There are 2 types of cholesterol that we need to be wary of, LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (you guessed it, high-density lipoprotein). Cholesterol is that fatty substance our doctors tell us to watch out for because it forms deposits that can clog our arteries. Clogged arteries >> heart disease >> not a fun time for you. However, your body does need cholesterol, specifically HDL, otherwise known as good cholesterol. It helps to produce vitamin D and hormones to help digest fat. So remember, you can have that eggcellent breakfast, just stick to the egg whites.
A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Doesn't matter when you eat calories because they don't go by time. However, it does matter that you have a general idea of your daily caloric intake and how much daily physical activity you do. At the same time, try not to pig out and eat a full-course meal right before you sleep as you might experience heartburn, indigestion, and/or insomnia. But remember, the rule still applies to Gremlins.
Vegetarians can't build muscle mass.
Surprise! Meat isn't the only way you can get protein. Nuts, cheese, grains, sugar-free oatmeal (do you know how much sugar goes into those pre-made Maple and Cinnamon oatmeal packs?!), avocado and quinoa are great sources of protein. Remember to get your protein fix after a workout, you need to help repair the muscles you just tore.
Coffee isn't good for you!
*sips 3rd cup of the day* In moderation (2-3 cups a day), drinking coffee is safe to consume and can be part of a healthy diet. Coffee is high in antioxidants and has certain components that can protect coffee lovers against type 2 diabetes. But hold that creamer! Although studies are starting to show that drinking coffee is good for your health, it doesn't mean that you can start dumping in spoonfuls of creamers and sugar.
Just stick to eating whole real and unprocessed foods and space out your meals throughout the day. Jars like our Chicken Showdown are low in cholesterol but high in flavour and protein. We take the prep out of meal prep and do all the work for you.
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.