Recycled Jars

I love recycling but not necessarily the kind where we send a bunch of stuff to the curb to be picked up by the big green truck. I like recycling in our own home, finding new uses for items that have already lived one life. My latest is jars. I've started trying to eat a more whole grain diet and love cooking from scratch and as a result, I noticed I had lots and lots of bags of bulk ingredients tossed into my cabinet. One day I got fed up with the mess, I gathered all the jars I had stashed here and there, created some chalkboard labels using my Silhouette and created my new favorite shelf in my kitchen:


I love finding a new recipe then turning to my shelf to pull down all my bulk ingredients. It makes cooking even more fun! Here's one breakfast made possible by this setup:


I made a batch of wheatberries one evening so the next morning, I put some in a bowl and added the following:

  • Vanilla almond milk
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh cherries
  • Sliced almonds
  • Coconut
  • Craisins
  • Maple Syrup
I warmed the whole thing up in the microwave for about a minute and enjoyed every last bite of the wholesome goodness. Of course, only a few of those items were in the jars but without the almonds, coconut and craisins, I don't think my breakfast would have been half as good.

Do you shop in the bulk bins at your local grocery store? How do you store them?

Thank you for reading,

1 comment:

  1. I've never used the chalkboard labels before.  They look fun!


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