Popular Ingredients

Mason Jar Greek Tabbouleh Salad

Anyone who enjoys Mediterranean food will be a fan of this vegetarian tabbouleh jar, which combines a variety of fresh ingredients into one delicious mid-day meal. It’s far more flavorful than your average desk lunch, thanks to briny olives, salty Feta, and crunchy pita chips. The lemon-y, herb-packed tabbouleh acts as the “dressing” for the salad, but all varieties of store-bought tabbouleh are different. If desired, top the salad with an extra squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. For an extra-filling lunch, enjoy alongside falafel. We guarantee you’ll be the envy of the office.

Mason Jar Chicken Burrito Bowl

This homemade burrito bowl is packed with protein, whole grains, and nutrient-dense veggies, and will sustain you from lunch until the end of the afternoon. Whisking up the dressing at the bottom of the jar ensures the lettuce at the top stays fresh and crisp, but that the veggies at the bottom are infused with spice and flavor. If you’re planning on making the jar a few days ahead, hold off on adding the avocado (which browns easily once cut) until the morning of. When you’re ready to eat, pour into a bowl and top with crumbled tortilla chips.

Mason Jar Miso Ramen Soup

Gone are the days of tomato soup splattering in the office microwave. Prep and build these soup jars on Sundays, and you’ll have a warming, homemade lunch every day of the week. All you need to do is add hot water at lunchtime, which will cook the noodles and bring the flavors of the jar to life. Before digging in, drizzle with some soy sauce and sriracha (which you can keep handy at the office). Feel free to experiment with all sorts of veggies—both spinach and bean sprouts would be tasty additions. For bolder flavor, add more miso, or some chili-garlic sauce.

How to Make Buttermilk

A lack of buttermilk shouldn’t come between you and your Sunday pancakes—or your cheesy scones, buttery biscuits, or tender cornbread muffins. And lets face it, the chances of having a fresh carton of buttermilk in your fridge are slim to none (and running to the store is simply not an option once you’ve tempted yourself with the possibility of pancakes). Thanks to this quick substitution, you can carry on with your weekend baking, and no one will ever know you cheated.

How to Cook Polenta

You don’t have to stir it constantly. (Yesss!) And if you use these tips, it’s hard to mess up. Enjoy your creamy masterpiece in this Polenta Bake With Shrimp.

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