Put a Lid On Tasteless Healthy Meals With These 3 Ready-To-Go Recipes
Jarring up your breakfast nosh isn’t just a one-way ticket to hanging out with the cool kids.
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Getting your grub in glass will not only allow you to prep days ahead, but keep your ingredients fresher for longer and help keep a lid on your portions. We asked the experts at JarBar to help put together the ultimate power breakfasts.
Boost Your Energy
Don’t settle for store-bought granola. Melt 30ml coconut oil, 30ml honey, 5ml cinnamon, 5ml nutmeg and 10ml vanilla essence in a pan. Use a food processor to chop ½ cup each almonds and macadamias. In a large bowl, mix together your nuts, melted mixture and 2 cups oats, ½ cup each sunflower and pumpkin seeds, and ½ cup coconut. Tip contents onto a tray; bake for 20 minutes at 110°. Layer your jar: 1 cup Greek yoghurt with 30g protein powder, 1 cup granola, 30g blueberries, and half a kiwi.
Per Jar: 44.4g Fat, 42.8g Protein, 59.7g Carbs, 3 427 Kj
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Kick Up Your Gains
Heat pan to medium/high heat and 15ml olive oil, 15ml balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Fry 200g bacon until cooked then set aside; saute 1 large onion (sliced) in the same pan. Season with paprika and remove from heat when golden brown; fry 250g button mushrooms. Layer your jar: ⅓ cup quinoa (cooked), ¼ cup each onions, mushrooms and bacon, two boiled eggs and a handful baby spinach.
Per Jar: 31.7g Fat, 43.6g Protein, 44g Carbs, 3 122 Kj
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Drop Dead Weight
This one just takes just a couple minutes to whip up, and you’ll want to plan ahead – so make two at a time. In each jar, split and stir together ¼ cup chia seeds, 400g tinned coconut milk, one teaspoon cinnamon and one grated golden delicious apple. Leave to sit in the fridge overnight. Layer your jars: 125ml double cream Greek yoghurt, handful strawberries (sliced) and 50g almonds (chopped). This breakfast will leave you full and curtail your cravings for greasy food when it’s time for lunch, says JarBar’s Ella Bertie-Roberts.
Per Jar: 27.8g Fat, 12.6g Protein, 39.9g Carbs, 1 985 Kj
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