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6 recipes in a jar

These make-ahead meals are perfect for days when you're pressed for time. Thanks to the pretty Mason Jars, you'll earn points for presentation, too!

By Catherine Robertson
6 recipes in a jar

6 recipes in a jar

Meals in a Mason jar

Are you stumped on what meals to make in advance this week? Try making one of these fabulous (and easy!) recipes. Not only do the containers create perfect portioning, but they take up little room in the fridge! It's a great way to offer choices to your family as well, since every member can put their own ingredients in their jar. 

Once you are familiar with what kinds of meals are possible, create your own combinations with your family favourites. They make great gifts too!

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Colourful Mediterranean salad

This delicious salad is easy to make in advance, takes up little room in your fridge, and can make a salad exciting for kids and adults alike.

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Soft shell turkey tacos

Have a Mexican fiesta in minutes with this two-step make-ahead jar meal.

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Layered lentil and rice soup

This make-ahead jar meal cuts your post-workday prep time in half! Not only is this healthy dish yummy and packed with fiber, but it also takes up little space in your refrigerator.

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Primavera pasta

Do you love having pasta, but don't have the time to prep and bake it on a weeknight? This great jar recipe allows you to get primavera pasta ready in advance. It also makes a great gift!

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Iced tea

This recipe is great to make in big batches and can be easily stored in the fridge in two large Mason jars. It’s great for picnics and family gatherings, plus it tastes even better than the store-bought stuff.

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Chocolate cherry trifle

This make-ahead dessert is not only decadent but also makes a beautiful gift item by adding a pretty jar topper, ribbon and card. Kids will love pitching in to help make this tasty treat -- and they'll enjoy eating it even more!

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6 recipes in a jarPhoto: Catherine Robertson

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This article was originally published on Jun 25, 2012

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