It’s a new year which means many resolutions are going to include eating healthier. One of my resolutions this year is just that: to eat healthier. Also on my resolutions list is to be more organized, pay off bills, travel more and read those 8 books on my nightstand that I have never gotten around to. Let’s tackle one resolution at a time though, shall we?
Eating healthier means I am tackling the Whole30® challenge. What is Whole30® you ask? Well in a nutshell your eating Whole Foods such as veggies, fruits, lean meats and nuts for starters. Processed foods are out and anything with extra sugar in the ingredients is also a no. To learn more about what the Whole30® is all about check it out HERE.
One key to eating healthier is meal prepping. I know, I know you have heard that term a million times but it really is the key. If you are prepared for the day with your meals and snacks you are sure to stay on track with your healthy eating goals. Thankfully Ball® jars are there to help you tackle your Whole30® meal prep.
This post is sponsored by Ball® Home Canning, however, all my opinions are my own. You can read my full disclosures HERE.
How Ball jars are helping me meet my healthy eating goals
Ball® jars are the perfect containers for your meal prep. Not only do they come in a variety of different sizes but they easy to pack, clean and store. Durability and dishwasher friendly are other reasons Ball® jars are perfect for meal prep. Basically Ball®jars are making meal prep a breeze.
Whole30® Meal Prep with Ball Jars
I am so excited to share with you how I meal prep for my work day with Ball® jars. I know that if I don’t have food prepared I will stray from my goals so having things ready ahead of time is essential.
I do use other Ball® jars and will link them throughout for you!
First I start with meal prep for my main meal which is typically a salad. Ball® jar salads are super easy to make and store exceptionally well.
First I put the dressing on the bottom of the Ball® jar then in the ingredients. Place the heartiest ingredients at the bottom such as the onion, cucumber or broccoli in order to keep the dressing away from the ingredients that will get soggy. No one likes a soggy salad! Keep layering in the ingredients, screw lid on tight and viola! Your done! These will store for about 5 days in the fridge. I make 2-3 at a time depending on how many days I will be working in a row.
Once the salad is complete I start in on my snacks. I could not function without snacks. I would be unhappy and just overall unpleasant to those around me. Thankfully the Whole30® allows for healthy snacks.
These jars are perfect to add carrots and celery in and the Ball® Leak-Proof 4 oz food Storage with Lid are perfect for storing homemade guacamole and nuts. I also use them to put almond butter to go with my apple slices. For the celery and carrots I use the Ball® Aqua Vintage regular mouth pint jar which can be found at Walmart.
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A couple more things that I meal prep are water and Chia pudding (hey, don’t knock it before you try it). Since yogurt and cottage cheese are off limits I have resigned myself to making Chia pudding instead. This is one thing that you really have to meal prep ahead of time because it needs to sit overnight in the fridge. I make about 3 when I make them. I use the Ball® regular mouth collection elite half-pint glass jars for the chia pudding.
The final touch I add to my wole 30 meal prep with Ball® jars is water with fruit. Plain water can be so boring so I fill a 32 ounce regular mouth Ball® jar with water and then add whatever fruit I want. Lemon, strawberries, limes, raspberries, oranges, whatever you want! Pop it in the fridge and let it sit for a little while. Gives more flavor to the water so you don’t get bored.
So there you have it! Easy Whole30® meal prep with Ball® jars! So fast, convienent and simple.
What are your healthy eating goals for the new year? I would love to know if your following the Whole 30 diet as well and your fav things to prep ahead of time in the comments below!
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