Meals Dessert

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If you’re constantly on-the-go, cooking a healthy, delicious meal is almost impossible. These 10 meals and desserts in mason jars may be your solution. Whether you’re looking to prepare a few meals for yourself, or gift them to a friend…spend a little bit of time now on these jars to save a lot of time later. Who knew it was so easy to eat well and cook quickly? Check out the recipes below, and share them with your time-challenged buddies.


Beefy Bean Soup

This soup provides a ton of protein! Just add a pound of ground beef to the jar mix when you cook it up. Check out the recipe here.

Cajun Dirty Rice

Just add water to this spicy, vegetarian meal in a jar. Read the instructions here.

Sloppy Joes

Gift this jar, filled with freeze dried hamburger, tomatoes, and bell peppers, to a friend with kids – they’ll love the results. Learn how to make this meal here.

Chicken Broccoli Stir-Fry

This recipe suggests using freeze dried chicken and veggies. If don’t want to, use fresh ingredients, store everything in the fridge, and use as soon as possible. (The shelf life won’t be quite as long, though.) Read the recipe here.

Three Bean Chili

This jar contains vegetarian chili, but you can add a meat of choice if you’d like. Read the directions here.

Friendship Soup

This delicious noodle soup is sure to please family and friends. Check out the recipe here.

Potato Soup

Just add water to this potato soup-in-a-jar and you’ve got delicious winter weather-friendly meal.


Toffee Blondies

This DIY jar dessert tutorial comes with a printable recipe card, so you can give it to friends as a gift.

Cherry Oat Scones

Whether you’re serving them for breakfast or dessert, these cherry oat scones have just the right amount of sweet and fruity.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Finish off a great meal with these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

That chicken broccoli stir-fry recipe is making my mouth water. Which one sounds the tastiest to you?