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Picnic Ideas: Picnic in a Jar

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The stereotypical picnic meal is packed away in Tupperware, but not everyone wants to conform to the standard perception of the picnic.

Enter Mason jars.

The Mason jar is a glass jar with a screw-on lid that was commonly used in canning preserved food like jam. They date back to the mid-19th century, but they’ve also become big for antique collectors. Now they’ve gained popularity in a new area: picnicking.

Why jars? Well, why not? They have a classic look and vintage feel. They open and close easily. They’re reusable, and you don’t have to worry about any harmful plastics associated with other food storage containers. Plus, they’re fun.

Packing your meals in jars gives you the opportunity to make new foods with different presentations. Instead of making a traditional salad served on a plate, you could make a Mason Jar salad with a variety of layers. If you don’t get the appeal of something like a salad in a jar, Tammy over at Skinny Mom’s Kitchen expressed the same doubt before she realized how easy it is to make the salads. They also stay fresh for longer periods of time.

Other great picnic in a jar ideas include banana parfait, banana bread and much more. You can check out our Pinterest board dedicated to picnic in a jar recipes.

Let us know about your picnic in a jar ideas.

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