Mix-and-Match Your Own Portable Mason Jar Soup


By: , – Tricia Silverman, RD
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Mason jars are trending—not only for crafts, but also for people who are looking for fun, fresh and fantastic new ways to get or stay healthy. Mason jar salads and Mason jar oatmeal have had their moment, but the latest, greatest meal-prep project is Mason jar soups.

Warm, filling and versatile, soups can be eaten as a meal or snack any time of day, and the pint-size nature of the Mason jar makes them perfect for portion control. Research also shows that eating a lower calorie soup before your meal may help reduce total calorie intake over the course of the meal. Not bad for a dish most of people relegate only to sick days and snow days.

The best part? With just a few ingredients, you can mix and match delicious soups that will never leave your diet feeling boring. With this formula, the flavorful, healthy possibilities are endless. 

What are your favorite Mason jar soups? Which of these would you like to try?

Tricia Silverman, RD, MBA, is an award-winning registered dietitian, fitness instructor and wellness coach. She specializes in giving dynamic and engaging group wellness programs. She has helped many people to eat more healthfully, feel better, exercise and lose weight. She also teaches health and nutrition courses for Northeastern University. 

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  • 17
    Great idea! Will certainly try! - 3/22/2017   3:13:17 PM
  • 16
    So many great ideas. Thanks! - 3/22/2017   3:43:56 AM
  • 15
    great ideas thanks - 3/19/2017   9:56:06 PM
  • 14
    Great ideas!! - 3/19/2017   8:31:09 AM
  • 13
    these are wonderful...I have given the soups to several friends when they were sick - 3/18/2017   7:45:51 AM
    I like the concept. However, I agree that transporting a Mason jar during a commute could be tricky. As was mentioned, making soup in advance and taking it along in either a thermos or mini crock heater would be more practical. - 3/2/2017   6:11:54 AM
  • 11
    How does one do the morning commute with the burlap and twine top? Sometimes practical trumps cute. I'll stick to practical. I like the general concept, though. Just annoyed with the marketing concept. - 2/6/2017   11:27:33 PM
  • 10
    I'm in agreement that this is definitely a fad - like the bento boxes a couple years ago. But if it gets people excited to try new things and eat healthy then it serves its purpose. :)

    Just a thought - another option is to cook your favorite soup recipe in one big pot on the stove and portion it out into mason jars if you want to eat your soup from a mason jar. This way you can benefit from the flavors that have been sautéed during the cooking process (which really adds some depth to your soup's flavors.) - 2/6/2017   9:50:22 AM
  • 9
    My favs are chicken pho switching out zucchini noodles for the pasta and chana masala; the latter you have to buy garam masala for it to taste authentic....GREAT article! - 2/5/2017   3:18:01 PM
  • 8
    Good combinations take testing. Thank you for suggestions. What percentage of people like "heat"? I don't, so I must be weird! - 2/4/2017   11:00:15 PM
  • 7
    Another silly fad to write reams about.... - 2/4/2017   3:05:21 PM
  • 6
    A lot of these ingredients are new to me, just starting with the base. I may have to try and experiment! - 2/4/2017   10:34:00 AM
  • 5
    I asked about vegebase-- but I found it. happy day all. - 2/4/2017   8:23:20 AM
  • 4
    Looks great! What is Vegebase in # 6? - 2/4/2017   8:00:23 AM
  • 3
    I've been doing this for years, although in a less Pinterest-worthy form: in pyrex bowls rather than mason jars. I make a condensed version of soup, divide it into several bowls and keep in the fridge. At work, I add water and microwave - easy! I love the mason jar idea even more! - 2/4/2017   6:07:18 AM
  • 2
    Thank you for this.. what great ideas - I love I can make them in advance and in some cases, just add water... awesome!!! - 2/3/2017   12:47:35 PM
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    I didn't know you could even do that. I suppose the possibilities are endless. I would start with #6 since it's what I have in at the moment. - 2/3/2017   11:33:34 AM

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