mason jars with lids

We’re always on the lookout for those little tips and products that make ‘living well’ that much easier. We noticed these simple-as-can-be contraptions that turn wide-mouthed canning jars into instantly easy snack storage and we knew we’d found a goodie. Cuppow is the maker of these BNTO jar adaptors that turn mason jars into modern day bento boxes! If the idea of toting a whole slew of equipment with you to the office or on a hike keeps you from eating the healthy snacks you love while on the go, a few of these healthy ideas could make all the difference! Get inspired with the ideas below, then enter to win our mason jar accessories giveaway…

Going greek:

Throw hummus in the top and an entire chopped cucumber or carrots in the bottom.

Salad in a jar:

Any greens or your favorite raw veggies can stuff down into a jar, while homemade dressing hangs out above til you’re ready to pour over, close the lid and shake.

Berry parfait:

Chill a jar of berries, granola or both and store yogurt up above til you’re ready to enjoy. No soggy granola!

Picnic-ready cheese plate:

Create an instantly chic picnic scenario with just one blanket and a jar of your favorite chevre and grapes!

Sweet treat:

To satiate your sweet cravings in the afternoon, store this snack in your work fridge: fill the jar with slices of fresh mango and keep protein-rich Greek yogurt in the top.

Noodle bowl:

Cook up a quick batch of buckwheat soba noodles and store below with Thai peanut sauce above ready to shake and enjoy for a light lunch.

Kid Pleaser:

Slice an apple or two, throw in the jar and fill the top with almond butter. We love you can throw just the one jar in a tote and it’s ready to go!

Vegan protein:

Throw an oil-less citrus or vegan caesar dressing in the top and a blend of quinoa, beans and salad greens down below

Bowl full of cherries:

Stash a jar full of cherries in your bag. Eat the fruit from the bottom, throw the stems & pits in the top

Milk & cookies:

For the occasional splurge – or to impress the last of your dinner party stragglers! Send folks home from your gathering with their very own late-night snack.

Go Mason jar crazy and enter to win our Cuppow giveaway! Leave your comment below, then Like the Cuppow and Chalkboard Facebook pages. We’ll select a winner to receive our Cuppow haul: one BNTO insert, plus two of Cuppow’s amazing jar lids that turn Mason jars into travel mugs! 

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  1. I’ve sorta lost myself after a breakup and numbing job, and need to get back to feeling and living healthy! These super looking mason jars look like they will inspire me to do the trick.

    Rhoda | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  2. Such a cool idea! I would love to have this set!

    Jenny | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  3. this is genius!

    lauren | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  4. Awesome ideas..so simple! I will definitely try the hummus!

    Katharina | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  5. LOVE these!

  6. Love this idea!!!

    Catherine Kealy | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  7. Love this! What a great idea!

    Kasey | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  8. This is a wonderful solution to the multi-paks, and zip locks and tupper ware. Thanks for the post! Can you tell me which jars are in the picture? They look uniquely tall and narrow. Thanks.

    JANJAMM | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  9. This is such a wonderful idea! Smart, eco-friendly, and convenient. Does it get much better than that?! These would be perfect for my long commutes. I usually have to miss or rush breakfast but with these, I could throw something healthy and easy in my bag and go!

    Laura | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  10. Cuppow! Keep my delicate greens fresh and crisp till lunchtime FTW!

    Amanda | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  11. I love Cuppow’s topper that turns a mason jar into a drinking cup. Can’t wait to try these!

    R. E. Maley | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  12. I need this! I always take my mason jar with me at shcool! It is so usefull!

    Fanny | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  13. These are AMAZING! Brilliant! Can I PLEASE win!

    Elaine | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  14. I’m absolutely crazy about mason jars and have been a huge fan of Cuppow and their commitment to reducing waste. I get so many compliments when I bring my Cuppow lid to work!

    Amanda Savarese | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  15. This is awesome! I currently use glass peanut butter jars for my coffee… hehehe sounds silly but it works! I love recycling things that way! 🙂 This is great!

    Emily Tomasik | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  16. Simple but genius!

    Avni | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  17. This post is fantastic!! I love stumbling upon new snack and storage ideas. Will definitely be using some of these in the future!

    Samatha | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  18. Good to know others share my obsession! Looks like a great addition to the mason jar madness!

    Caryn | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  19. these are amazing and a new total necessity….

    louise | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  20. The Cuppow jar lids are perfect for putting green smoothies in mason jars!

    Donna F. | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  21. These products are such a great way to make healthy eating simpler!

    Adele | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  22. I can think of many things to do w these jars.

    kim hoang | 09.19.2013 | Reply
  23. Love these and so smart. Makes healthy snaking a breeze.

    Cissy Anklam | 09.20.2013 | Reply
  24. Hi there! I am a nanny and a food blogger while my boyfriend travels a lot as a professional triathlete. We live a very active and healthy lifestyle and are always running around; healthy quick, on the go, snacks have always been a challenge! We have gone from kale chips (low cal, tasty and satisfying) to homemade treats. These jars are brilliant! Fruits, veggies, yogurt cups, low sugar desserts with feesh fruit and nuts on top…. oh the list goes on and on in my head! We can’t wait to try them out!!

    Julie Meese | 09.20.2013 | Reply
  25. i love cuppow – and being an amateur canner i always have a plethera of mason jars at home – here’s to hoping something might just go right this week (i.e. perhaps win the cuppow giveaway)

    bethany | 09.20.2013 | Reply
  26. jut two words: great idea!

    anja | 09.20.2013 | Reply
  27. Jars are already so much better than plastic – but these clever, travel-smart adaptations make them even better! What I wouldn’t give for a few of those simply brilliant inventions…

    Alison | 09.20.2013 | Reply
  28. oh myy gooodnesss all my snack dreams coming true!

    Haley | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  29. Can I please have one? Pretty please with hummus and salad dressing and tahini on top? Love this 🙂

    Haley Michelle | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  30. I love the drinking lid from Cuppow, and the BNTO accessory looks really useful. Would love to try it out!

    Karen | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  31. Brilliant!! I love to try this out.

    Monica | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  32. Now that’s clever!!! My husband just bought me some cute blue mason jars that I would love to try out with these cute jar adapters!

    Laura K | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  33. These are so clever ! I bet I could think of a hundred ways to them !

    Robin T | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  34. cuppow is so great!

    Damaris | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  35. I am a huge Cuppow fan! When they came out with the sippy lids, I must have been one of their first customers. I always used Mason jars as my travel mugs anyway, and their clever design made it so much better (and cleaner…). Now I’ve been waiting for my local store to start carrying the BNTO inserts. They’ll be perfect for road snacks and school lunches – one jar with apple slices down below and cashew butter up top, another with turkey roll-ups down below and either avocado-lime dip, or a romesco up top.

    Abby | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  36. As a graduate student striving to pack healthy snacks, this would help SO much!

    Fouzia | 09.21.2013 | Reply
  37. Love these. I got to pick some of these up!

    Jen I | 09.21.2013 | Reply

    The Chalkboard | 09.23.2013 | Reply
  39. This is such a great idea! Would love to have this set!! I like both FB pages!

    natasha | 09.23.2013 | Reply
  40. Perfect for healthy snacking and for using less plastic of our lives. I love this idea.!

    Janet Mazur | 09.26.2013 | Reply
  41. This looks like the perfect thing for this SAHM! Perfect for toting those snack when out shopping!

    Karina | 10.17.2013 | Reply
  42. This is such a neat and efficient idea! Love this!

    Natalia | 11.25.2013 | Reply
  43. this sounds like something i want to try ,,, i need to start eating healthier ,,, i would love to win some to get me started on the right track ,,,

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