September 6, 2013

I have arrived late to the party when it comes to this great idea, Meals In Jars. Apparently, this is a marriage of food storage and convenience meals. How could I have missed this?

I was cruising YouTube looking for new ideas for food storage, and finally stumbled upon this rather ingenious method of storing food. It involves entire recipes made of dry goods, dehydrated, powdered, and freeze-dried ingredients that are purchased in bulk or dehydrated at home. Pour into a pot, add water, bring to a boil, and you’re done.

Tomato Powder
Tomato Powder

Freeze-dried meat can be expensive. If you prefer to can your own meat, add your pressure-canned meat when you cook the meal in a jar. If you want to keep the jar recipes with pasta gluten-free, choose rice or quinoa pasta.

Of course, I pop on over to Amazon, and there are several meal-in-jar cookbooks. Again, how did I miss this trend in food storage? I just ordered this book, and I can’t wait to read it.

Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes

Here are some of the better videos I found. Enjoy!


About the Author Homesteading Mom

Homesteading Mom is run by Cat Ellis, an herbalist, prepper and aspiring homesteader. Cat is the author of two books, Prepper's Natural Medicine and Prepping for a Pandemic. Cat Ellis also blogs at,, and

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