Mason jar meals

Mason Jar Meals

April 2, 2015 – With spring in the air and summer fast approaching, outdoor activities are at the forefront of our minds. And what better way to spend time with family outdoors than with a fun-filled camping trip? Whether you’re headed to the woods or pitching a tent in the backyard, there are plenty of ways to make it memorable – starting with your fireside grub. Mason jars are a fun (and functional) way to pack your camping noshes.

Mason jar overnight oatsOvernight Oats
Overnight Oats are a great Mason jar option when you’re on-the-go because there is NO cooking required! Before you head to bed, fill a Mason jar with equal parts Millville Old Fashioned Oats, milk and yogurt of your choice (we love to use Friendly Farms Almond Milk and Greek Yogurt!). Top it off with fruit and nuts for added flavor and keep cool overnight. Your oats will be conveniently – and deliciously – ready to eat by morning.



Mason jar grilled chicken rainbow cobb salad
Grilled Chicken Rainbow Cobb Salad
Our Grilled Chicken Rainbow Cobb Salad from Amanda Rettke of I Am Baker is a perfect choice for a filling meal to keep you going all day long. Greens, fruit, veggies and proteins give this salad-in-a-jar a little touch of everything.

S’mores in a Jar
Don’t let a lack of fire keep you from this classic camping tradition! S’mores in a Jar is a great option for backyard or indoor camping when roasting marshmallows might not be an option. Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and layer in a jar with chopped chocolate bar and marshmallows. Pop in the oven until chocolate is melted and enjoy this sweet, gooey treat with a spoon!

Do you have other Mason jar meals that you love? Tell us in the comments!

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25 thoughts on “Mason Jar Meals

  1. Pamela Siener

    Love this idea BUT concerns with glass jars and breakage when dropped. I have seen advertised breakfast meals (oatmeal) put in the Mason Jars. Need to find plastic jars of the same size to use with young children. Really like this idea though, to take to all the kids sporting events, picnics etc, but don’t want to use glass!

    1. S

      I think part of the concept of using glass is that it is “cleaner” than plastic…of course they are heavier and breakable but plastics can have petroleum based products in them.

    2. Donna

      You can get pastic “mason jar” drinking cups everywhere! See if a regular mason jar lid will fit or use the lid that comes with it (has a hole for the straw) and cover it with plastic or foil. The last few times I bought them, I got them at Dollar Tree!

  2. Gramma Tricia

    I can’t think of any reason to carry a heavy glass jar camping, aside from the weight there is the potential for injury from breakage and the need to carry it back for disposal.

    1. Heather Holliday

      It really isn’t dangerous. It is environmentally friendly and children will be careful, if you teach them. Our parents, grandparents, and we all survived a life with mason jars.
      These are super fun. My 3 yr. Old and 6 yr. Old get a kick out of filling the jars and “helping”

    1. ALDI USA Post author

      Hi Courtney, thanks for your question! Be sure to keep an eye out in stores, in advertisements and here on Facebook for information about upcoming Special Buys and themes in store.

  3. Lo

    I’ve been making these for lunch. They are delicious, save money, are environmentally friendly, store well in the fridge for upto a week and are easy to make.

    Concerned about carrying Glass: Is not any different than carrying a glass bottle of beer, and we all know there are plenty of people out there who carry a heavy load of beer bottles camping. 😉 I have carried them for lunch and the Mason Jars are made of a pretty thick glass so they are not as fragile as you may think. I have not had any of them break on me and I carry them in an average fabric lunch bag.

  4. Judy

    Can’t find any information of the toppings for hot dogs, such as The Alamo, The Brooklyn Bridge, etc. from the Summer BBQ and Sides.

  5. Terri

    I can’t wait to try the Italian and Asian Mason Jar Salad recipes. I started making Mason Jar Salads last summer. They are a great time saver and a proactive way to make sure I’m eating healthy. I like to use the quart-size jars and fill with lots of lettuce. I find that one jar makes a great lunch for me or a side salad for the whole family for dinner. I usually make 5 at a time and eat them all week.

  6. Carolee

    I believe the comment about the glass Mason jars are in regards to children carrying and dropping the glass jars for safety purposes? Also, regarding eating the salads in layers, if taking to work or using at home, we found that pint jars were enough instead of quart jars and you can always use a paper plates to empty the salad on when ready to eat. You could also use a qt. jar, fill half full and then shake to mix and then eat?

  7. Paul

    Is there any dehydrated meals in a jar recipes for just Aldi’s products. I have been looking for some because I want to get into dehydrated cooking especially when we go camping and backpacking. I can not stand going into other stores because of their prices.

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