Breakfast in a jar


Recently I’ve been bringing my breakfast and lunches in jars. I kind of feel like Robin Sue from Big Red Kitchen – she has a whole series of things she makes in mason jars.

I like using the jars because I know what I put in there won’t leak, I can heat it without the cap in the microwave at work and I can eat out of it too!

I’ve been making breakfast hashes of all different variations and putting everything in my fridge I want to eat up.

It can be leftover baked potatoes, peppers, onions, turkey sausage, scrambled eggs, etc…

I’ll just cook everything in a small skillet – transfer it to the jar and I’m ready to go!

The best thing about this is it keeps me super full for a long time!

In other news – I have a friend of mine who is inspired by Fat, Sick & Nearly dead who is going to do a juice fast for 30 days. I just got a juicer for Mother’s Day so we’ve been researching recipes. I’m not going to do a total juice fast but I told her I would try it for breakfast and lunch and see how it goes – we’re starting next week!

Today for lunch we checked out a local juice bar that just opened up by a few high school friends of mine. I got a juice called “we got the beet” It was beet, carrot, ginger, lime and spinach, apple – and it was amazing. They will even make you a juice in advance and put it in a mason jar that you can drink within 72 hours.

The best part is they put all the fruits and veggies in a big bowl and before they juice it, they show you what’s going into it.

Have you ever done a juice fast? How long did you do one for?


  1. Jacky says:

    I am so intrigued by the juicing, but I am not sure I could commit to it. I love the We Got the Beet you got, I think I am going to make it my treat after my Saturday long runs.

  2. Andrea says:

    Loving the juicing we’re doing so far! I’m surprised at how much fairly bland veggies like celery and cucumber can really be dominant in a juice! My favorite green to add is kale…I’m working up to a total greenie, but that will take time! Love your blog, Jen!

  3. roxy says:

    Just discovered your blog and I love it!! I’m going to start bookmarking and pinning stuff 🙂
    Your breakfast in a jar reminded me of my lunch casseroles. They were always a mix of stuff, like yours, cheese, potatoes, eggs, veggies. One of my favorite ones was a layered polenta casserole. Layers of polenta, smoked sausage, sauteed mushrooms, scrambled egg and cheese. Mmmm, it was so good 🙂

    I also want to mention the smoothie diet my husband and I started about a month ago. He saw the nutribullet on tv and drove me crazy until we bought it 🙂 We fill half with greens (usually spinach or mixed spring greens), then different fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums, berries, apples, oranges, grapes etc etc), a few raw nuts, a tsp flax seeds, 1 TBSP coconut oil (for the amazing benefits) and either half banana or 1/4 – 1/2 avocado for creaminess. We usually add water, but some people add coconut water or almond milk. It’s great because you can get very creative with it. You can add cinnamon, or a little bit of honey if it’s not sweet enough, you can add veggies, cocoa nibs, chia seeds, acai / goji berries and the list can go on…. It depends alot on your budget too. My husband already lost a few pounds, he has more energy, I got more energy, my digestion seems to be better and we definitely are less hungry. We eat less bad food, we don’t crave junk food anymore. It is definitely worth the investment. It takes 5 min to make a smoothie and the cups are very very easy to clean.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Roxy – love your tips and ideas!

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