Running out of ideas for portable, healthy snacks? No worries, we’ve got you covered – and then some! Mason jars and recycled glass jars are perfect for packing and storing snacks. They are just the right size and completely darling, no? Keep hunger at bay – and your metabolism stoked – with these healthy but easily packable snack ideas.
17 Snacks You Can Pack in a Mason Jar
Perfect for work or on-the-go, here are 17 healthy mason jar snack ideas to keep the hunger at bay throughout the day. So start collecting and cleaning those glass jars!
1. Whole wheat pretzels and nut butter
You get your (healthy) carb fix plus some protein and healthy fats from the nut butter. Keep those little lidded condiment cups from the salad bar for an easy way to pack the nut butter inside the jar along with the pretzel sticks.
2. Rainbow fruit salad
Salads in a jar are almost too cute to eat. Cut up your favorite fresh fruit and layer it all pretty like in a jar.
Get your sweet-tooth fix with a handful of granola along with an apple, or leave some room and add milk or yogurt.
I always forget about popcorn! Keeping it in a 1/2 pint jar means I’m not eating an entire bag in one sitting, but it also keeps the popcorn ultra fresh. (And when no one’s looking, you can “drink” your popcorn and save your blouse from any stray crumbs.)
5. Raw trail mix
Make a simple trail mix with dried fruit, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and whole almonds. A great combination to toss into your bag for when the afternoon munchies hit. Much better than hitting up the vending machine for a candy bar.
6. Roasted chickpeas
Roasted chickpeas are one of my all-time favorite protein-packed snacks! Even better, they are dead simple to make. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Drain a can of chickpeas, toss them with a little olive oil and your favorite spice blend. (Mine is za’atar.) Roast in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. Let them cool and transfer to jars.
7. Chia pudding
Chia gives you energy for days! Well, not really. Hours though. That’s because these little miracle workers are loaded with fiber and protein.
Mix up two tablespoons of chia seeds with about 3/4 cup of yogurt, kefir or your favorite milk (dairy or non-dairy) and a little maple syrup or honey to sweeten it.
8. Veggie sticks
Not a new idea, but a good reminder to fit more veggies into your day. You’ll be more likely to snack on them if they are already cut up and ready to eat. Take a small jar of yogurt herb dip, too, because dipping makes eating veggies a lot of fun.
Need more healthy snack ideas?
9. Baked chips and salsa
10. Graham crackers and Nutella (kids will love this one)
11. Pita chips and hummus
12. Tomato, cucumber and feta salad
13. Bagel chips and cream cheese dip
14. A healthy smoothie
16. Raw veggie chips with guacamole
17. Layered Rainbow Salad