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30 Mason Jar Meals That Are Instagram Worthy

30 Mason Jar Meals That Are Instagram Worthy

Let’s not try to lie to ourselves, we have all scrolled through our news feed and have seen that photo. The type of photo of the perfectly proportioned meal, delicately placed in a mason jar, titled #foodporn. We know we have all thought “Who in the world has time for that?! ” Life is hard though, we all have jobs, classes, families and unless you’re like 5 (or a man child) we have responsibilities. Do not fear, dear reader, having your very own photo of your meal everyone is envious of is easy. Most people however, do not do this for just the likes.They too have busy lives. It is for convenience and it is a great option compared to eating fast food. Mason jar meals are easy to use because you can bake in them and they can handle either hot or cold contents. Most meals can be readily available for you to eat during your busy schedule. All you need is a mason jar…or five and these recipes to get you started on your own mason jar meals.

Rise and Shine

1. Quick Breakfast

You can’t go wrong starting off simple. Bacon, eggs, store bought hashbrowns and some cheese are all a perfect combination to satisfy your morning hunger.

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    2. Overnight fruit and oats

    Overnight oats combined with your favorite fruit is an excellent healthy choice for someone with a sweet tooth. There is nothing like the taste of nature’s version of desert.

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       3. Triple Berry Chai Pudding

      If you want to go that extra mile to start your day off with a hint of sweetness, this is a perfect choice for your meal preps.

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        4. Yogurt and Granola

        Yogurt and granola is a perfect start to the morning. Adding a bit of honey drizzled on top can be an excellent choice if your granola isn’t too sweet.

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          5. Monkey Bread

          This African coffee cake is a delicious combination with your morning cup of Joe, which was probably to go as well. A match made in heaven!

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            Kiss brown bag lunches goodbye!

            7.  Burrito Bowl Salad

            This is a perfect option for lunch and you don’t have to follow this recipe exactly. With this idea, you can add or subtract from this recipe to make it your own.

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              8. Asian Noodle Salad

              Looking for a little spice in your life? Try this option to give you a little kick.

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                9. Sushi in a Jar

                Sushi is great, but sometimes we do not have the time to stand in line or the bank account to fund it. This is a fun way to get that craving and lunch out of the way.

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                  10. Chicken Noodle Soup

                  It is perfect for a rainy day, or a day where you just feel…”meh”.

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                    11. Cobb Salad

                    Yes, this is possible to do. You’re welcome.

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                      12. Stromboli in a Jar

                      In the mood for some Italian, but don’t have time for a date or the wait? I don’t either and for that, we have Stromboli in a Jar

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                        13. Spaghetti O’s and Mini Meatballs

                        This is particularly for when you are being lazy at the end of your meal preps. It is easy and delicious.

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                          14. BLT Salad

                          You really can’t go wrong with bacon. I’m sure there has to be someone who agrees with me.

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                            15. Firehouse Potato Salad

                            If you are looking for a quick meal because your boss only gave you a fifteen minute break, try this. I can scarf it down in five.

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                              16. Chicken Salad

                              This is a perfect meal and can go with almost any type of roll as a side dish.

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                                17. Lasagna in a Jar

                                This can be paired with the garlic bread you stick in the toaster oven for five minutes and they will pair beautifully.

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                                  18. Shepherd’s Pie

                                  A meal with ground beef, peas, carrots layered underneath corn and mashed potatoes topped with gravy? Yes please.

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                                    19. Gluten Free Buffalo Chicken Ouinoa Casserole

                                    For those of us with a Gluten allergy or just want to avoid it all together. There is hope…that there is delicious food we can make ourselves!

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                                      Delightful Dinners

                                      20. Meatloaf Mini’s

                                      Meatloaf is amazing! I might add some mashed potatoes underneath this in my jar because the two go together like salt and pepper.

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                                        21.Chili and Cornbread

                                        The best thing about chili is that you can make it spicy, mild, or hell-flavored and it will still taste great paired with corn bread.

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                                          22. Gluten Free Quiche

                                          Another win for the Gluten free recipe seekers.

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                                            23. Chicken Pot Pie

                                            You are not alone in enjoying the flaky crust covered in a mouth watering sauce combined with chicken carrots and peas.

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                                              24. French Onion Soup

                                              Just in case you had the urge to go to France but have a full time job, online school and absolutely no time for yourself, this is for you. Close your eyes while you eat and pretend you are there.

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                                                Desserts to die for

                                                25. Banana Pudding

                                                One word: yum.

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                                                  26.Lemon Lover’s Lemon Meringue

                                                  This is a perfect dessert to enjoy on a nice summer evening by the pool.

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                                                    27. Banana Bread

                                                    You can eat this as is or if you are a fatty like me, add tons of mini chocolate chips!

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                                                      28. Jar O’ Fruit

                                                      Nothing is better for you or more refreshing than nature’s naturally made dessert.

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                                                        29. Cheesecake

                                                        Cheesecake is something you can add almost any topping too. Having it plain is always good if you aren’t sure what to put on top.

                                                        30. Butterfinger Pie

                                                        Leave this for your cheat day. Why? Because I have absolutely no idea how many calories are in here, nor do I want to know.

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                                                          Featured photo credit: Antique Blue Mason Jar Solar Light by CreativeCorksNMore via flickr.com

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                                                          Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                                                          50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                          50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                          If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                          That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                                          Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                                          1. Believe It to See It

                                                          Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                          2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                          While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                          3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                          Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                          4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                          Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                          5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                          There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                          6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                          It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                          7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                          Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                          8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                          Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                          9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                          Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                          10. Be in It to Win It

                                                          Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                          11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                          People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                          12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                          Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                          13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                          You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                          14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                          Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                          15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                          Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                          16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                          Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                          17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                          Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                          18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                          We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                          19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                          Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                          20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                          Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                          21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                          In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                          22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                          While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                          23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                          Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                          24. Champion in Communication

                                                          Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                          25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                          Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                          26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                          To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                          27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                          While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                          28. Live by Core Values

                                                          Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                          29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                          Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                          30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                          Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                          31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                          Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                          32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                          Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                          33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                          Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                          34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                          People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                          35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                          It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                          36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                          Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                          37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                          When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                          38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                          How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                          39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                          If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                          40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                          Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                          41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                          Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                          42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                          More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                          43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                          Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                          44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                          While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                          45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                          Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                          46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                          Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                          47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                          While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                          48. Follow Through

                                                          Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                          49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                          We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                          50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                          To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                          So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

                                                          Bonus: 5 Bad Habits To Quit

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                                                          Featured photo credit: Juan Jose via unsplash.com

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