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The ice cream maker, the spiraliser, the smoothie maker - we've had them all. But the one trend that continues to shake up the food world is the low-key mason jar. Mason jars are the most multi-purpose objects around, may it be for homemade jams and marmalades or for keeping your spices airtight or your chopped greens fresh. Although Mason jars have definitely had their moment, they are not going away anytime soon. One cannot get on Pinterest without seeing a Mason jar being used at a wedding. There are even mason jars repurposed as lanterns and soap dispensers. And the best part? They are free of BPA (Bisphenal A) and the lids even keep liquids from spilling.
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1. Mason Jar Salad
If you're a fan of make ahead lunches or fed up of wilted vegetables and soggy crusts, it's time you hop on the salad-in-a-jar craze. It's the perfect formula for a happy and healthy desk lunch, perhaps even a Sunday picnic. Click here for a step-by-step guide to packing the perfect mason jar salad with a gorgeous mix of greens, high protein grains and nuts for that added crunch.
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2. Oatmeal in a Jar
For those who don't like the taste of regular oatmeal, you can make chocolate oatmeal and top it off with slices of banana in a mason jar or spruce it up with cinnamon, apple and dried cranberries.
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3. Drink Up!
Step up your lemonade game this summer by throwing in a few sprigs of lavender for added flavour. Serve in a mason jar, top it off with a few slices of lime, and voila! You can even serve iced tea, smoothies, cocktails, juices or detox water in a jar and bask in your own glory.
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4. Cookie Mix in a Jar
Love the idea of make-ahead desserts? This tops everything. You can layer ingredients for chocolate chip cookies, brownies, pancake mix, gingerbread, et al in an airtight mason jar. It's even a great homemade gift.
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5. Muesli in a Jar
Packing muesli in a jar gives a visual sneak peek into every enticing layer, texture and colour before you actually dig in. And did we mention it's downright divine?
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Freakshakes, that are taking social media by storm, are decorated with pretzels, cookies, donuts, pecans, marshmallows, the works in a mason jar. This is probably the prettiest milkshake you'll ever have, bursting with berries and picture ready.
Image Credits: Instagram/minnie2mac