Healthy Salad-in-a-Jar Recipes: Fruity Bacon Chicken Salad, Taco Tuna Salad

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Meals in mason jars are totally trendy, and these recipes are guilt-free too! Packed lunches have never been cooler...

Hungry Girl's Fruity Bacon Chicken Salad
Fruity Bacon Chicken Salad

Entire recipe: 294 calories, 8g fat, 658mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 15g sugars, 35g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

The smokiness of bacon is so good with the sweetness of fresh fruit! Start layering...

Prep: 5 minutes

1/2 cup chopped apple
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. light vinaigrette dressing
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
4 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast 
1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce


In a small bowl, evenly coat apple in lemon juice.

In a 1-qt. wide-mouth mason jar, combine dressing, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Top with chicken, bacon, apple, and lettuce. (Jar will be packed!) Cover and refrigerate.  

When you're ready to eat, give the jar a shake, and flip contents into a medium-large bowl (or eat right from the jar)!


Hungry Girl's Taco Tuna Salad
Taco Tuna Salad

Entire recipe: 278 calories, 7g fat, 745mg sodium, 30.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 27g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7*

You may have never thought to pair tuna with tacos, but trust us: The combo just works. Fiesta time!

Prep: 10 minutes

2 tbsp. salsa or pico de gallo with 90mg sodium or less per 2-tbsp. serving
1 tbsp. light sour cream
1 tsp. taco seasoning mix
One 2.6-oz pouch albacore tuna in water
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup chopped tomato
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded lettuce

In a medium bowl, combine salsa/pico de gallo, sour cream, and taco seasoning. Mix well. Add tuna, black beans, and corn. Stir to coat.

In a 1-qt. wide-mouth mason jar, layer tomato, cheese, tuna mixture, and lettuce. Cover and refrigerate.

When you're ready to eat, give the jar a shake, and flip contents into a medium-large bowl (or eat right from the jar)!



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