Friday, June 28, 2013

My Love Of Mason Jars

We use mason jars a lot. In fact, we don't need any Tupperware type containers since mason jars are so versatile, plus we have learned of the many dangers of storing food and drinks in any type of plastic.  I love how tight mason jars seal the food so it keeps fresh a lot longer.

These jars are great for safely storing my homemade chicken broth. I have a large mug of it every morning seasoned with sea salt since I know it is full of minerals that are good for bones, ligaments and digestive health. It may not sound too tasty but it is delicious, warm and soothing! It would be GREAT for children and for when anyone in your home is sick.  We use the mason jars to drink out of all the time. 

The jar in the middle has fresh lemonade with the juice of one lemon and a bit of stevia to sweeten it up. We both have a big glass of this each day since lemon what is so alkalizing and cleansing. It tastes great also! You can use mason jars for hot and cold drinks.

I also use mason jars to store my homemade homemade kefir. We use it in our smoothies mostly. The other two jars are salted, soaked and dehydrated nuts that I make quite often since they are our favorite snack foods. I also salt, soak and dehydrate sunflower and pumpkin seeds. They are wonderful on salads. The soaking, salting and dehydrating makes nuts and seeds crunchy, easier to digest, and healthier. 

You can also use them to store grains, flours, soups, etc. They are very inexpensive and last forever as long as you don't drop them. Most major supermarkets, Walmarts, and Targets carry them so they are easy to find. You can order the lids online when you need new ones. They look great lined up in a pantry!

Praise ye the Lord.  O give thanks unto the Lord; 
for He is good: for his mercy endures forever.
Psalm 106:1