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Salad in a Jar: BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad

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Packing a sensible salad for lunch can seem boring, but not when that salad is poppin' with flavor… and packed in a jar! Layer up these pack-n-go recipes, and your meal will be anything but lame. Click here for a video demo!

 
 
Hungry Girl's BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar

Entire recipe: 292 calories, 5.5g total fat (2g sat fat), 704mg sodium, 28g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 34.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7* -- SmartPoints® value 6*

Barbeque and ranch are two of the most popular flavors in America, so why shouldn't they go together? Hot couple, y'all...

Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tbsp. fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less per 2-tablespoon serving
1/2 tsp. ranch dressing/dip seasoning mix
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
2 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
2 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Directions: 
To make the dressing, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, BBQ sauce, and ranch seasoning. Mix until uniform. 

In a wide-mouth, quart-size mason jar, combine dressing, cucumber, and tomato. Top with black beans, corn, cheese, chicken, 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). 

MAKES 1 SERVING 

 
 
 
Hungry Girl's Chinese Chicken Salad in a Jar
Chinese Chicken Salad in a Jar

Entire recipe: 285 calories, 7.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 554mg sodium, 23.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 13.5g sugars, 33g protein -- PointsPlus® value 7* -- SmartPoints® value 4*

It's a classic formula, but one that sticks around because it's sooooo good. Those little oranges, that sweet 'n savory dressing, the crunchy veggies... Perfection.

Prep: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. low-fat sesame ginger dressing (like the kind by Newman’s Own)
1/4 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/3 cup mandarin orange segments packed in juice (not drained)
2 tbsp. chopped scallions
1/4 oz. (about 1 tbsp.) sliced almonds
4 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
2 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Directions:
In a wide-mouth, quart-size mason jar, combine dressing, water chestnuts, and orange segments. Top with scallions, almonds, chicken, 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).

MAKES 1 SERVING

 
 
 
 

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