Lunch In A Jar

Serves: 1

Happy Sunday! We have rolled back around to our Sunday Power Meal Challenge hosted by Kasey at PowerCakes.net! Although this weekly challenge is about sharing a healthy, ‘fit’ meal that you had during the week to power you through your day, I usually like to create a special recipe! It gives me one more excuse to keep baking all week! 😉 This week I was not feeling well after my return from Aruba, which I talked about here.  So, I wasn’t able to spend much, if really any, time in the kitchen. My poor stomach just couldn’t handle it! It was so depressing! I did manage to test  my stomach a few times though and see what it could handle. So, today I am going to share with you one of the lunches that I made. If you follow me on instagram or twitter (which, if you’re not, how come??!! ;)) then you definitely saw a picture of this meal posted! It looked so pretty I had to share it! It was inspired by the recipes in the latest Clean Eating Magazine! So, if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, I think you should run straight to the store and get it!! It’s the best magazine for clean eats out there!!

Fit Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Braggs seasoning

Salad:

  • 1/3c TVP (or brown rice/quinoa)
  • 1/2c chopped beets
  • 2c fresh spinach
  • 1oz fresh avocado diced
  • 1-2 soft or hard boiled eggs (I used 2), peeled and diced

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  • Mason Jar

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Directions

If your eggs are not cooked, place them in a pot with water and boil 8-10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool enough to handle. Then peel and dice them. In a bowl, whisk together your dressing ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. In a microwave safe bowl add your TVP and 5oz water. Microwave on high for about 3-31/2 minutes or until fluffy. Remove from the microwave and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool. Take your mason jar and put half of the spinach on the bottom. Layer half your TVP on top of the spinach, then layer 1 egg and half of chopped beets. Repeat the layers. Add your chopped avocado to the top (or you could add it in the middle). Seal the jar and refrigerate until ready to eat. When you are  ready to eat it, remove the mason jar cover, pour in your dressing, put the cover back on the jar and SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE!!  🙂 Remove the lid and dig in!!!
This salad makes the perfect on the go meal! It is packed with protein, carbs and healthy fats…plus tons of flavor!!

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Nutrition: (for entire salad using 2 eggs)

Calories: 434.0, Protein: 33.3g, Carbs: 30.6g, Fat: 20.7g (5g Saturated), Sodium: 229mg, Fiber: 11g (Net Carbs: 19.6g)

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23 Comments
  • Mmm!! This looks great! I always love hardboiled eggs, so this meal is a winner in my book. ;)
    August 12, 2012
      • Oh! Haha, I haven't really thought about doing the Power Meal Challenge, but I think I'll be joining next months challenges or something! :) Haha, this month I'll just be enjoying looking at yours! :P
        August 12, 2012
  • Love this idea!!!! I'm going to have to try this for sure!
    August 12, 2012
  • FREAKING GENIUS IDEA!!! love it! :)
    August 12, 2012
  • Love this idea! I've recently just started putting eggs in my salad ((scrambled though)), and can't figure out what in the world took me this long to do it!! Eggs really do up the deliciousness of salads :)
    August 13, 2012
      • Okayyy i'll do that.. only bc you insisted :)
        August 13, 2012
  • Love this idea! I've recently just started putting eggs in my salad ((scrambled though)), and can't figure out what in the world took me this long to do it!! Eggs really do up the deliciousness of salads :)
    August 13, 2012
    • Jessie, eggs are AMAZING!!!! Definitely try out the hard boiled. I think you'll love them!
      August 13, 2012
  • Such a great idea! I pack a cooler daily and this will be perfect!
    August 26, 2012
  • I am so glad you like it Leslie! Let me know what you come up with for your jar recipe! :)
    August 26, 2012
  • WOW juhst what I was looking for. Came hre by searchuing for best indian vegetarian rice recipes
    May 27, 2014

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