Go-to recipes for on-the-go
Work, errands, driving the kids around… Sometimes, it feels like we’re always on the go. Thankfully, with a bit of planning and the right recipes, a packed schedule doesn’t have to mean stopping to the nearest fast food drive-through for dinner. Kelly Brisson, food writer and founder of the blog The Gouda Life, shares her favorite portable meals.
From breakfast to dessert, any meal can be eaten in the car, at the office or during your youngest one’s soccer game. Make your time in the kitchen even more fun by including your kids in the making of Kelly’s three simple recipes, which you can find below.
Long live Mason jars
- Smoothie tumbler
Use a jar to carry your breakfast smoothie.
- Lunch salad container
Bring an entire lunch salad in a single container - just put your dressing at the bottom of a jar and layer the salad’s ingredients over it.
- Homemade cookie mix
Layer the dry ingredients of your favourite cookie recipe in the jars. Paired with the recipe’s instructions, the resulting mix makes for a great hostess gift or homemade Christmas present.
- Hassle-free blender container
If you only want to use your blender for small quantities, no need to take out your massive blender container - just screw the blade onto a regular Mason jar and blend, crush or liquify ingredients to your heart’s content. To avoid damaging your blender, make sure the blade fits your Mason jar perfectly before turning on your appliance.
- Herb planter
Fill a jar up with soil and plant your favourite herbs.
- Picture frame
Showcase your favourite family pictures by placing them in clear jars.
- Soap dispenser
For an adorable homemade soap dispenser, fill a jar with soap and top it with a pump.
- Pendant light
Make your own beautiful pendant light by creating a hole in a Mason jar lid and inserting a light socket and bulb into it.