Superfood Burrito Recipe
(in a jar)

Healthy Burrito Recipe

Quick to the Table

Stephanie Kanoeola Megumi Wong

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Satisfying your food cravings is nothing that you should avoid or deny. In fact, it should be something that you embrace and experiment with as you continue the path to eat foods that support a healthy body.

This week, we are paying homage to the “Americanized” holiday, Cinco de Mayo. Filled with mexican AND not-so-mexican traditions, this day tends to focus on three essential elements of celebration: 1) gathering of people; 2) food; and 3) drink.

Whether you are headed to a BBQ, potluck, picnic, or just your familiar ol’ desk and chair, be sure to one-up your Mexican craving for spicy salsas, beans, and rice, with these powerhouse foods. You can enjoy the flavors of the near-by country and continue to detox daily with fiber-rich black beans, ribbons, of kale, and seasonal heirloom tomatoes.

 

Superfood Burrito Recipe


Here are the 7-layered benefits of the burrito in a jar:

  1. Sprouts – Known to be the most nutritious point in a plant’s cycle, sprouts are loaded with enzymes, vitamins, and essential fatty acids. Be sure to shop organic and wash them before adding to your salad or sandwich.
  2. Greek Yogurt – Filled with more protein than the more traditional version, Greek yogurt is a great addition to dishes that may need some extra umph and bulk.
  3. Cherry Tomato Salsa (recipe here) – Tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, “a powerful antioxidant proven to protect cells from harmful, often cancer-causing, free radicals.”
  4. Kale – Jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients, this leafy green is known for its vitamin K contents, which is a powerful antioxidant that promotes bone growth.
  5. Lettuce – Although not seen traditionally as a superfood, lettuce contains a fair amount of water, which is great for cleansing.
  6. Zesty Black Beans (recipe here) – Loaded with fiber and some protein, black beans can help regulate blood sugar and slow down the digestion process – keeping you fuller-longer.
  7. Quinoa – Noted to be a complete protein (which is a rarity in plant-based food sources), this gluten-free grain alternative is easy to digest (and easy to cook).

Ingredients

1 cup cooked quinoa
1 ⅓ cup Zesty Black Beans
4 cups lettuce, chopped
1 cup kale, de-ribbed and thinly chopped
8 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
4 handfuls of sprouts (i.e. Sunflower sprouts)
2 cups of Cherry Tomato Salsa
4 large jars

Steps:

  1. Add cooked quinoa to the bottom of the jars.
  2. Add cooked Zesty Black Beans.
  3. Add lettuce.
  4. Add kale.
  5. Add Cherry Tomato Salsa and a few spoonfuls of the salsa juice (NOTE: this is your dressing).
  6. Add Greek yogurt.
  7. Top with a handful of sprouts.
  8. Seal and pack for later. (NOTE: Be sure not to pack the jar to the rim. You need some space to shake and combine.)

Serves 4

 

 

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Thanks for reading! My name is Stephanie Wong and I am a certified holistic health & nutrition coach, home-grown natural food cook, lover of all things ginger, and a strong believer that strength is beauty. [read more...]

Comments...

  1. I like how it’s packed. Very cool!

  2. Skylor says:

    Holy cow how awesome- who doesn’t want a burrito in a jar? Love the packaging and the recipe!

    • stephanie says:

      Hi there…thanks for the love yet again. This post was definitely inspired by the love of burritos, eating on-the-go, and not wanting the belly bulge bloat. However there are a few fresh and delish taquerias here in SF that I wouldn’t pass up. This is just one of those nice-to-have alternatives to the tupperware salad at the desk! Enjoy Skylor!

  3. julia says:

    Hello!

    I am a compulsive reader of food blogs and collector of recipes (I don’t blog, so I won’t ever take credit for your recipes, but I collect them for my daily meals and my weekend cooking extravaganzas). This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a comment.
    Your ideas and recipes totally resonate on an entirely different and definitely positive plane; I will come back again and again!!

    • stephanie says:

      Hi Julia! Thanks so much for the awesome comment. It’s great to hear that you are enjoying our fun, light, and easy take on healthy eating (and living). Let us know how the recipes turn out for you during your weekend extravaganzas. I don’t comment much on blogs either, so it means a ton that you took the time to do so. Thanks again!

      Steph

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  5. Ahmed says:

    Hi All, I would like to thank you for sharing this creative idea of a Super Burrito Jar, I think the ingredients you used are the right choice, and the idea of the burrito in a Jar is absolutely innovative, and new to me and I think to most people who read this… I’ve had to tried it but I had to add my twist to it by adding Guacamole using Organic Avocados and onions lime etc, and I also added some Argan Oil to the greek yogurt and pinch of salf and pepper to taste that made it taste so good. I’m going to have it for lunch tomorrow. Thank you again,
    OHHH and can I just say that your recipe for the Zesty Black Beans is AWWWsome! I rather make my beans at home and know what I’m eating rather than buy it canned, Canned food are bad for the body and known to cause cancer.

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