• Lindsey, EDRD

Beans, beans, the magical fruit!

Updated: Aug 22, 2019

I finally taught my kids that (slightly) naughty rhyme! And they giggle every time.

I cook with beans..a lot...'cause they're cheap and easy and good fiber and protein. Who doesn't love a big ol' bean burrito?

Chop up an onion and a bag of sweet baby peppers.



Saute in a tablespoon of olive oil.



Drain and rinse a can of pintos and a can of black beans.



Add a packet or low sodium taco seasoning + 1/2 cup water. Let simmer until bean mixture has thickened.





Serve on a whole wheat tortilla with a sprinkle of shredded Colby or cheddar.





Easy Bean Burritos -1 tablespoon olive oil -1 large yellow onion, diced -1 bag baby sweet peppers, seeded and diced -1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed -1 can black beans, drained and rinsed -1 packet low sodium taco seasoning -6 whole wheat tortillas -1/2 cup shredded cheese -Salsa of choice -Plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add diced onions and peppers. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. 2. Add beans, taco seasoning, and 1/2 cup water. Turn down heat to low and let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until mixture has thickened a bit. 3. Spoon about 2/3 cup bean mixture on a tortilla, then sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. 4. Serve with your favorite salsa (it counts as a veggie so load up!) and plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.



Per burrito (with yogurt and salsa): 330 calories, 51 grams carbohydrate (including 10 grams fiber!), 6 grams fat, 20 grams protein, 707 mg sodium

Try these soon, you know, because the more you ( : o ) the better you feel, so eat some beans for every meal!

 
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