Mason jars have become the center of our universe, and I love their practical uses. When I saw mason jar snack ideas on Facebook, I knew I had to try it! I’ve found that these are great in conjunction with my snack packs (see here). They serve a different purpose (yogurt and granola don’t go so well in a Tupperware container!) and I usually pack 1 or 2 snack packs for the kids and a mason jar for myself. Mama’s gotta eat, too! Never mind that my snacking often happens quickly in the car.
These are super easy to prepare. You need:
- Wide mouth mason jars with lids
- Applesauce containers. I’ve found that Mott’s applesauce containers work a lot better than store brands. They’re a bit wider and fit more snugly. Once you (read: your kids) have eaten the applesauce and wash out the container, they’re ready for use.
Simply put one snack element in the jar (not too full), chopping vegetables if needed. Put the second part of the snack in the applesauce container. Sneak the applesauce container into the jar, screw on the lid and store in the fridge until you head out the door.
- Vegetables & ranch
- Vegetables & hummus
- Pita & hummus
- Yogurt & granola with hemp seeds
How does Marabou support women?
We live in culture where “bouncing back” is more valued than proper rest. As admirable as it may be for a sports star to get back on the field, the same rules don’t apply to postpartum recovery. The traditional resting period has been stolen from women through pressure to get back to their job or simply through lack of presence.
Grandmas, sisters and best friends who otherwise would have been there to help a woman transition into motherhood often live too far away to be of any help. Household chores and caring for older children inevitably fall on the mom. But she just delivered a new life! She needs rest.
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Postpartum doulas for a first time mom
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