Taco Salad in a Jar
Easy bariatric friendly lunch idea
Assembling the Jars
I’ve made a few variations of salad in a jar type of recipes and for me, the key is layer ingredients from most wet to most dry. Keeping the lettuce at the top makes sense, sometimes it’s the other ingredients that take a moment to think about the best order.
In this case I put the salsa in first because it contains the most liquid. Next I put the greek yogurt as it has a thicker texture. I will say, I prefer Fage 0% fat Greek yogurt to most any others and find it’s thick and smooth the way I prefer. Some other brands may have more liquid than the one I used. This may be okay for you considering the salsa and yogurt will mix together in the end regardless!
I chose to keep my taco meat separately from the salad because I like my taco meat warm. This allows me to easily toss the meat in a bowl, heat, then dump the salad ingredients over the top.
Assembling the Salad for Lunch
I included an image at the bottom of the recipe once the salad was put together. I put the meat in the bottom of a microwave safe bowl for 60 seconds.
Then I broke it up with a fork and then used my fork to scoop out all the ingredients inside the large mason jar. I tossed it together but I did add shredded cheese at this point. When I made the jar I didn’t worry about cheese but later decided to add it! You could put cheese before the spinach in the jar.
Other bariatric friendly lunch ideas
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