Food in a jar is very popular right now. This recipe is simple, very versatile and requires no cooking. The contents can be eaten with a fork or scooped out onto a lettuce, tortilla, wrap or paleo wrap.

Original recipe – SkinnyMs.

Tools needed

  • Half-pint jars (optional: small plastic cups, covered plastic bowls)
  • Spoons for scooping ingredients into jars
  • 1/4 cup
  • Tablespoon

Skinny Burrito in a Jar

Layered burrito/taco ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1 person


  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup quinoa cooked, optional seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt optional: sour cream


  • Layer ingredients in order.


This recipe was prepared by Scott at Low-Carb Lunches .
We used a pre-cooked and seasoned packet of quinoa to speed up the process and make it quicker for lunch preparation. A simpler quinoa without the heavy sauce/seasoning would probably have been better. Leftover quinoa you have made yourself would be the best option.

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