Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you’ll be hooked! This easy-to-make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers ground turkey recipe.
Meal prepping stuff like these salads is a little bit of work early in the week and then it’s super easy to stay on track throughout the rest of the week. For Weight Watchers I highly recommend meal prepping when you can.
Life is must easier when there is something that you can grab and eat when you have to be on the go, when you have to work late or leave early, and especially when a craving strikes.
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Is this a mason jar salad?
Yes! It’s a type of mason jar salad and a great choice for making meal prep salads. You can, however, put this taco salad in any kind of jar that you like!
These plastic mason jars with lids are fabulous if you are taking your taco salad on the go or for kids who you don’t want to give glass jars to!
Is this a healthy taco salad recipe?
Of course it is a healthy taco salad option! With just a few healthy ingredients you can really enjoy these mason jar salads without any guilt.
If you are really trying to be healthy you can alter the ingredients really easily…just don’t add in the things like cheese and tortilla chips if you want a more healthy taco salad recipe.
Is there a taco salad dressing to go with these salads?
I don’t normally use a taco salad dressing. To me the salsa and maybe a little sour cream do a good job of adding “dressing” to this salad recipe but you can certainly use a taco salad dressing if you like.
Ranch dressing would go really good with these taco salads or you can make a dressing with some salsa! Feel free to add some taco sauce to the recipe as well if you want a more “wet” salad that feels like it has dressing but is still sticking with the taco flavors.
Serve your salad with Weight Watchers Black Bean Soup, Vegetarian Weight Watchers Chili, or Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad.
Do you have Weight Watchers info for this Taco Salad in a Jar?
This is a great low points salad for the week. If you make a batch of these you’ll have a great lunch choice each day without any extra work! It will also help keep you from eating unhealthy or high point lunch items when you are in a hurry.
Current Plan Points Information (December 2022):
Currently the Points Plus program these salads are 6 points each with +2 points for non-starchy veggies so you are earning those extra points with the veggies that are included in this one! You can also add things like bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, etc. if you want to bulk up the salad and add more veggies without adding much in the way of calories and points!
Remember to add your points if you change anything like brands or the ground turkey percentages, etc. If you add salsa or taco sauce that also changes the points and you can add the based on the brand and amount that you use!
Past Plan Point Information:
I sure do! Each jar has 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips on Purple and Blue or 6 points on Green.
Without chips, it’s 3 WW points on blue and purple or 5 points on green.
How much does this salad in a jar recipe make?
This recipe will make about 4 salads. If you double the recipe you’ll have extras but I prefer to make 4 at a time. If you are making more than one type of salad you can always cut the recipe in half as well!
I usually make a whole batch of these salads in a jar for the week ahead of time.
That means that I can just dump them out into a bowl or eat them from the jar on my really busy days on the go.
My husband also likes to take them to work so he can just grab one in the morning or take them to work and keep them in the fridge there for a healthy lunch option.
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Making healthy meals is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.
Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this are a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.
You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!
How do I assemble these delicious taco salads in a jar? What are the taco salad ingredients?
You can find everything you need to know about building these salads in a jar as well as the taco salad ingredients right here:
Combine ground turkey and one can tomatoes with diced chilies in a skillet.
Cook until browned, then add one package taco seasoning.
Cook according to package directions. Set aside to allow to cool.
Heat refried beans according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
Fill each jar with one cup shredded lettuce.
Top lettuce with tomatoes.
Top tomatoes with shredded cheese.
Top cheese with ground meat mixture.
Spoon one tablespoon of sour cream on top of each jar.
Garnish with crushed tortilla chips (optional)
Do you have any other delicious salad recipes I can try?
Here are some of our other favorite recipes that we think you’ll love! All of these great Weight Watchers are awesome for the whole family.
Gone are the days of having to make two separate dinners so that everyone will eat and be happy!
- Weight Watchers Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
- Weight Watchers Mediterranean Salad
- Weight Watchers Tropical Ham Salad
- 21 Day Fix Mason Jar Salad
- Turkey Waldorf Salad
- Asian Salad Recipe
Printable Taco Salad in a Jar Recipe:
Taco Salad in a Jar
Have you tried making mason jar salads?! Give this taco salad in a jar a try and you'll be hooked! This easy to make and prep salad is the perfect Weight Watchers lunch recipe.
- 4 cups Lettuce, shredded
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 8 tablespoons shredded Mexican blend cheese, reduced fat
- 1/2 pound 93/7 Ground Turkey cooked with
- package of taco seasoning
- 10 oz Can of tomatoes with diced chilies (Rotel is great)
- 1 cup refried beans, fat free
- 4 tablespoons sour cream, fat free
- 20 tortilla chips, optional
- Cook ground turkey with one package taco seasoning. and cook as directed on package.
- Add one can tomatoes with diced chilies to the skillet, stir well.
- Set aside to allow to cool.
- Heat refried beans according to package instructions. Set aside to cool.
- Fill each jar with one cup of shredded lettuce.
- Top lettuce with tomatoes.
- Top tomatoes with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.
- Top cheese with ¼ cup ground beef mixture.
- Top ground beef with ¼ cup refried beans.
- Spoon one tablespoon sour cream on top of each jar.
- Garnish with 5 crushed tortilla chips (optional).
Yield: 4 Jars Each jar has 5 Weight Watchers Freestyle points with chips on Purple and Blue or 6 points on Green. Without chips it's 3 WW points on blue and purple or 5 points son green.
Points Plus Program: 6 per salad +2 points from non starchy veggies.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 938Total Fat 57gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 314mgSodium 797mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 7gSugar 5gProtein 80g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
This recipe is in no way authorized or associated with the Weight Watchers Program.
Monday 21st of March 2022
Do all the wet ingredients on top make the lettuce soggy?
Monday 21st of March 2022
No. Iceberg lettuce is hearty and the cheese provides a barrier. I have never noticed soggy lettuce.
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
How do you keep the lettuce from getting...
In other words, would the lettuce be better off on top if I'm doing a meal prep for the week?
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
If you are meal prepping these jars, I would definitely put the lettuce on top. Thanks!
Sunday 17th of May 2020
How do you heat it up? Or do you just eat the meat cold?
Tuesday 9th of February 2021
We just eat it cold. Thanks
Monday 29th of July 2019
Could I replace the retried beans with black beans? Will that change the points?
Tuesday 30th of July 2019
Black beans are zero points. Most fat-free refried beans are also zero points so it should remain the same. Thanks!
Saturday 27th of July 2019
What size jar do you recommend?
Sunday 28th of July 2019
We use a pint size jar. Thanks!