Mean Green Mason Jar

I am back at it.  It has been some time but I’ve changed my life around a lot to focus on health, the wealth of my family love and growing, preparing and savouring healthy food choices.  I am excited!

We are camping this weekend and do not have a lot of time to prepare meals; so, I’ve been preparing in advance.  Also, because we have a trailer freezer and fridge (aka smaller), I am in LOVE with the idea of mason jar salads and meals.

Believe it or not, the Darling Daughter picked this recipe.  No need to worry about expensive gadgets to spiralize the zucchini – we picked up a great one at our local dollar store.   So here is our first try at a mason jar salad!

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes                     Serves: 2       Serving Size: 1 Jar

Ingredients:

  • ½ avocado                               — 2 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Cilantro                            — ¼ cup Scallions
  • ¼ cup green peas                     — 1/3 cup Quinoa, cooked
  • Green onions                            — ¼ cup Feta
  • 1 med Zucchini

Preparation: Mash avocado with coconut milk. Cook Quinoa and combine with snipped cilantro.  Spiralize Zucchini.

Layer the jars from the bottom as follows:

Layer 1:  Avocado/Coconut Milk Dressing

Layer 2: Spiralized Zucchini

Layer 3: Quinoa with cilantro

Layer 4: Scallions

Layer 5: Green Peas

Layer 6: Feta Cheese

Darling Daughter’s Notes:  I love spiralizing Zucchini, it is fun and good for you.  I asked mom to leave out the coconut milk in mine and use a little oil with the avocado for the dressing as I am not a coconut fan.  This was very green and good!

Suggested Nutritional Values (1 Jar): Calories 389, Protein 13g, Carbohydrates 44g, Dietary Fiber 12g, Sugars 7g, Total Fat 20g, Cholesterol 17mg, Sodium 204mg

Great Mineral Bonuses:  Vitamin K 143%, Copper 60%, Vitamin C 56&, Phosphorus 54%, Riboflavin 50%, Magnesium 46%

Diabetes Type 2 Suggestions:   Healthy Carbs all the way.  Don’t skimp on the Feta Cheese as it is a great flavour.  Although the fat number of 20g seems high remember – these are healthy fats!  Enjoy.

 

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