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Superfood Burrito Recipe!

June 25, 2012 by Sam - No Comments

So, the other day I was looking for a new and creative recipe. In the office, we had some great quinoa salad with black beans and corn. After some searching on the internet, I found this great recipe over at eatlifewhole.com… It’s for burritos in a jar… and it’s filled with superfoods! So, I have to share it with you!

 

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).Healthy Burrito Recipe

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