This weekend I was cleaning my room when I came across a bunch of random Mason jars. I was on my way to recycling them when I remembered that my coworker uses the jars as food storage containers. When I asked how she uses them, she advised switching out the metal lids to these plastic lids for a very important reason.
Made from BPA-free plastic and silicone, these lids come with an inner gasket that provides an airtight seal and prevents any unwanted spills. You can use these lids on any regular- or wide-mouthed Mason jar with a diameter of 2.75 inches or 3.38 inches (basically any standard Ball or Kerr brand jar). And when you’re done with the jar, the lids are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
And once you have your airtight Mason jars, the possibilities for food storage are endless. You could use your containers for easy portable lunches (we love this Spicy Ramen Cup of Noodles or Roasted Veggie Mason Jar Salad). Or you could use them for dessert recipes such as Key Lime Mason Jar Cheesecakes or Chocolate-Sweet Potato Parfaits. Whatever you use your Mason jars for, it’s an easy way to repurpose a decoration into a handy kitchen container!