Below is my way of organizing my food so that I can both eat on the run and feed my Thyroid the nutrition is needs. So many of you are just as busy if not more so than I am, so I promise you, once you get in the habit of this, it will change your world.
Why do we buy fast food? Generally, it is because we are on our way home from somewhere and just the thought of getting creative and healthy is just too much for us. So maybe some fast-food jars in your fridge are the answer? This is the way to make Fast Food Simple AND healthy.
JARS! That’s pretty much it! The ones I have pictured are lovingly saved for me by my mother-in-law who goes through a very consistent amount of jam. But they do not have to be matching or the same size. Whatever works for you is the perfect jar. I like these ones as they are 250ml – a cup size. So some on Mason Jars of a similar size would work perfectly. They are just the right amount for snacks and side salads and even a whole meal depending on the contents
ENDLESS…… They don’t even have to be the cleanest and healthiest of salads. My thought is, even if it is homemade rice pudding with homemade stewed apples on top, they have been made without chemicals and therefore far healthier and cheaper than something you will have picked up at the store or take away on the way home.
Tuna Pasta Salad
Veggie Sticks and Dips
Rice paper Rolls with dipping Sauce
Pumpkin & Feta Cous Cous Salad
Rice Pudding & Stewed Fruit
Fruit Compote, Yoghurt & Muesli
Jelly & fruit
Chocolate Mousse with berries (made with raw cacao & avocado of course)
Chia Pudding (much nicer when made from home)
The options of what to put in your jars are limitless but if you are really stuck for ideas you could check out my book on Thyroid Jar Food. Start by making 2 varieties of your favorite items and see how many days it takes to eat them. Eventually, you will get the idea of how many jars you need to make once or twice a week. They don’t even need to be pretty. You could just make a big mixed salad and then fill up your jars. Leftover Turkey and pumpkin salad anyone?
The pictured jars I actually made for my son’s school Christmas Carol Evening and let me tell you they sold really well! For those that didn’t want a sausage sizzle or ham/salad rolls, there were these gluten-free salad jars. We charged $5 ea for them and asked that the jars be returned for future use (we got back 80%).
So, I would love to hear your ideas for what else could be handy in the snack jars, so that I can add to my own repertoire!
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