4 recipes using upcycled jars

These recipe ideas are perfect for upcycled jars because it means easy storage and you can create a perfect portion size depending on the size of your jar –  so you will be left with much less waste.

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The energy, and therefore the carbon pollution embedded in making products, means that we save money and conserve resources whenever we reuse. Reuse is how earlier generations made the most of limited resources in less wealthy and consumer-convenient times. – See more at our website.

Pancakes in a jarScreen Shot 2013-07-13 at 7.15.16 AM

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1 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 c. milk (or milk alternative)
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/4 tsp banana extract (optional)

2 bananas


Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add milk, peanut butter and honey to the dry ingredients, stir just until moistened throughout.
Dice 1 1/2 of the bananas and place them in the bottom of two medium-sized jars. Divide the pancake mixture between the two jars, spooning the mixture on top of the bananas.
Place in the microwave and cook for 3min.
Mash the other half-banana and mix with peanut butter to top.

Done – enjoy breakfast!

Overnight oats in a jarScreen Shot 2013-07-13 at 7.18.59 AM

1/3 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1/3 cup yogurt (plain or flavored)
1/3 cup milk (almond milk or coconut milk work fine)
2-3 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 apple
1 teaspoon flax seeds

Pop them all together in your jar and leave over night.
You can have them chilled the next morning or heat them 1 1/2 minutes for a warm winter breakfast to eat on the go, you could even add banana on top.

Salad in a jar

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