Healthy Superbowl Recipe: Superfood Burrito (in a jar)

Healthy Superbowl Recipe - Superfood Burrito in a Jar

This week, we are paying homage to the “Americanized” holiday, Superbowl Sunday (of course with a healthy spin). We replaced the cliche junk (bad fats, simple carbohydrates, and preservatives) with something a bit more energetic. Our fave Superfood Burrito Bowl (in a jar) will not only impress your guests, but also double-duty as a meal prep session for your Monday. Hey!

Whether you are headed to a BBQ, potluck, picnic, or just your familiar ol’ desk and chair, you can satisfy your Mexi-American cravings for spicy salsas, beans, and rice, with these powerhouse foods. Detox daily with fiber-rich black beans, ribbons of kale, and colorful vegetables.

Healthy Superbowl Recipe - Superfood Burrito in a Jar

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).

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

  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

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  • Skylor

    Holy cow how awesome- who doesn’t want a burrito in a jar? Love the packaging and the recipe!

    • stephanie

      Hi there…thanks for the love yet again. This post was definitely inspired by the love of burritos, eating on-the-go, and not wanting the belly bulge bloat. However there are a few fresh and delish taquerias here in SF that I wouldn’t pass up. This is just one of those nice-to-have alternatives to the tupperware salad at the desk! Enjoy Skylor!

  • lorem lipsum

    Hey there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would
    really appreciate your content. Please let
    me know. Many thanks

    • Steph

      Absolutely! We’d love for your share. Enjoy. And stay in touch.

  • Ahmed

    Hi All, I would like to thank you for sharing this creative idea of a Super Burrito Jar, I think the ingredients you used are the right choice, and the idea of the burrito in a Jar is absolutely innovative, and new to me and I think to most people who read this… I’ve had to tried it but I had to add my twist to it by adding Guacamole using Organic Avocados and onions lime etc, and I also added some Argan Oil to the greek yogurt and pinch of salf and pepper to taste that made it taste so good. I’m going to have it for lunch tomorrow. Thank you again,
    OHHH and can I just say that your recipe for the Zesty Black Beans is AWWWsome! I rather make my beans at home and know what I’m eating rather than buy it canned, Canned food are bad for the body and known to cause cancer.

  • julia


    I am a compulsive reader of food blogs and collector of recipes (I don’t blog, so I won’t ever take credit for your recipes, but I collect them for my daily meals and my weekend cooking extravaganzas). This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a comment.
    Your ideas and recipes totally resonate on an entirely different and definitely positive plane; I will come back again and again!!

    • stephanie

      Hi Julia! Thanks so much for the awesome comment. It’s great to hear that you are enjoying our fun, light, and easy take on healthy eating (and living). Let us know how the recipes turn out for you during your weekend extravaganzas. I don’t comment much on blogs either, so it means a ton that you took the time to do so. Thanks again!


  • LP @dishclips

    I like how it’s packed. Very cool!

    • Wake the Wolves

      Thank you!

  • Wake the Wolves

    Hi Krista,

    Yessss! Great question. It serves four and should be divided into 4 different jars. Have you tried it yet?