Hope your resolutions are still going strong! I'm here today to give you some tips to keep up with your health resolutions using mason jars!
Oh how I love the mason jar. Not only are they super cute and "rustic-ish", but very versatile! Here are my 5 ways to use mason jars to maintain your healthy lifestyle!
1. Mason Jar Portion Control
With the right size jars, you can easily control your portions when packing your lunch and snacks! Check out this nifty chart below, from Gourmandize, to help you keep your portions in check!
2. Mason Jar Overnight Oats
I love me some oatmeal. Especially steel-cut oats. However, steel-cut oats take a long time and when you don't have time in the morning (like me, who gives herself 20 minutes to wake up, get ready, and get out the door), it can seem like a fantasy to have warm steel-cut oats for breakfast on a workday. Enter: Overnight Steel Cut Oats
Overnight steel-cut oats are different than regular overnight oats, so I've included the recipe above for your enjoyment. This image is from my #RunTeacherRun tab, so check it out from more healthy tips
3. Mason Jar Salads
Another meal in a jar? You bet! Mason jar salads are not new (I'm probably a little behind the times here), but they still pack a powerful health punch. It's all about the layering and prepping. Check out this image below from Lasso the Moon on the best way to construct a mason jar salad and click here for 25 different mason jar salad recipes!
For other great mason jar meal ideas, check out this post from The Greatist!
4. Mason Jar Exercises
My new favorite way to use mason jars is this nifty motivational tool. Just write down several quick workouts on slips of paper, and pop them in a mason jar. You can use this idea a variety of different ways, but my favorite is to keep it near my nightstand, so when I wake up, I can grab a slip of paper (or two if I'm feeling ambitious) and do the pre-determined exercise first thing in the morning! You could also use this jar when you're crunched for time and can't make it to the gym. Just set a timer for the amount of time you want to work out for, and grab slips of paper and exercise until the time runs out!
5. Mason Jar Piggy Bank
Sometimes, we need a bit more motivation to get ourselves to the gym. Our long-term goals of getting stronger and losing weight don't always withstand my laziness and lack of will-power. That's where this little tip comes in. You essentially are paying yourself to work out. You can utilize this technique in whichever way works for you, but check out PopSugar for how Jenny does it!
Hope these tips help you in your quest for health and wellness! Do yourself a favor and invest in some mason jars of different sizes, please.