• Mason Jar Taco Salad

    Mason Jar Taco Salad

    Make A Mexican Salad in A Jar for Your Lunch!

    Did you know that tacos only date back to the 19th century and that their true origin remains unknown to this day? Interesting, right? As you may already know, tacos are a popular staple dish of Mexican cuisine. Traditionally, a taco is made with a meat of any sort, sauce, onion, and fresh coriander. Nowadays, there are a thousand more different fillings you can add. It’s just so good! You would totally be missing out if you didn’t try this flavorful meal. Besides, this taco salad has all the ingredients of a classic taco, but is prepared in a 1L mason jar. If you like to plan your lunches ahead, this recipe is ideal. We used canned tuna since it’s a food most people already have at home. However, you could replace it with black beens, ground meat leftovers, or seasoned jackfruit.

    SIMPLY DELICIOUS: Do you just love our shrimp tacos or our bacon and cheese pancake tacos? Pimp your mason jar taco salad with the ingredients of your favourite tacos!

    Preparation 10 min
    Cooking -
    1
    Piece of cake (easy)

Nutritional Information

  • Calories
    666 Kcal
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    Calories are units of energy. They represent a measurable quantity of energy brought by a food. Your energetic needs depend on your age, height, weight, gender and how active you are. The average need ranges around 2000 calories/day. A higher or inferior intake might affect your weight.
  • Lipids
    41.2 g
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    Lipids (fats) are essential to your body. They are an important source of energy. However, an excessive consumption is associated with weight gain and higher risks of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular problems. Unsaturated fats are preferable to saturated or trans fats.
  • Saturated fats
    6.0 g
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    Saturated fats, commonly known as “bad fats”, are mostly found in processed foods and in some products of animal origin. If consumed in excess, they can have adverse effects on cardiovascular health, including increases in LDL-cholesterol levels. Try to eat better lipids such as those found in fish, nuts, oilseeds, and oils!
  • Cholesterol
    32 mg
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    Your body mainly uses cholesterol to produce hormones. It is only found in foods of animal origin such as meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. However, dietary cholesterol has little to no influence on your cholesterol level compared to saturated and trans fats.
  • Sodium
    264 mg
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    In small quantities, sodium is an essential nutrient for your body. However, you probably eat too much of it without even being aware, and this overconsumption can have adverse effects on your health. Indeed, excess sodium targets organs and can lead to hypertension.
  • Carbohydrates
    54 g
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    Carbohydrates are a good source of energy. They are your brain’s main source of fuel for all functions. The carbohydrate group is divided into simple and complex sugars, fibers, and starches. Carbohydrates are mostly found in fruits, dairy products, baked goods, pastries, sweets, cereals, and legumes. It is recommended to not eat high quantities of added sugars. Limit your intake to 50 g/day.
  • Fibers
    10 g
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    Fibers have many health benefits. They are divided into two types: soluble and insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers can reduce your cholesterol level and help regulate glycemia (blood sugar levels). As for insoluble fibers, they increase stool bulk and regulate bowel function. Since they slow down the digestion process, they promote satiety, which contributes to appetite and weight control. You should consume at least 30 g everyday.
  • Proteins
    27 g
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    Protein has different roles in your body. They are essential to muscle, blood, and even skin development! In fact, protein build most of your bodily structures. They also provide all the amino acids your body needs to make neurotransmitters, new molecules, enzymes, and even certain hormones!
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