Skinny Burrito in a Jar

We’ve all seen those tasty salad in a jar recipes on Pinterest. But sometimes a girl just needs something a bit more filling. Enter the Skinny Burrito in a Jar. Yes, we actually put a burrito in a jar.

This recipe is low in fat and calories, making it a smart choice for those watching the scale. But it also offers a generous 16 grams of protein—a must-have nutrient when it comes to building and maintaining muscle and bone.

Why love Skinny Burrito in a Jar?

It’s so easy! No cooking required, and you can mix the ingredients in under 5 minutes.
It’s a make-ahead! Make it Sunday, and then enjoy it for lunch on Monday.
It’s perfectly portioned! A ½-pint canning jar holds a 1-cup serving.
It does double-duty! Enjoy this healthy recipe straight from the jar or add it to a whole wheat wrap.

Skinny Burrito in a Jar

Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size:1 jar | Calories: 191 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 1 | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Sodium: 27 mg | Dietary Fiber: 7 g | Sugars: 6 g | Protein: 15 g | SmartPoints: 5 |

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salsa, no sugar added
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt, non-fat (optional non-fat sour cream)

Directions

Evenly divide each ingredient into 4 (1/2 pint size) canning jars. Add ingredients in this order: 1/4 cup salsa, 1/4 heaping cup black beans, 1/4 cup cheese, and 2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream.

Refrigerate for up to two days. Eat straight from the jar or add to a whole wheat wrap.

TIP: Try adding 1/4 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice to each jar.