Monday, 28 November 2011

Meatless Monday

My Black Bean Quesadillias! YUMMY
Healthy Black Bean Quesadillias
*1 chopped onion
* 1 chopped green pepper
*1 tbsp of chili powder
*1/2 tsp ground cumin
*pinch of salt and pepper
*1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
*1 cup salsa
*1/2 cup corn
*1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
*4 whole wheat tortillas

Have you heard of Meatless Monday!?  So there are these statistics out there that say going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. And let's be honest this Darwinian Fail needs all the help she can get in those departments, but it is generally a good idea for you regular folks too.

Admittedly I was a vegetarian for 5 years for those very reasons listed above. And the vegetarian lifestyle definitely helped me shed the weight I put on after being diagnosed with my heart condition and helped me reshape my understanding of food and portions. I still love vegetarian cuisine, but I took the plunge back into the world or carnivore-ism relatively recently - probably a little over a year ago. While I would never consider myself to be a serious meat-lover, it is still nice to have the option sometimes. But I thought since I still go meatless on a regular basis and have accumulated a vast quantity of veggie friendly recipes I would replace Motivation Mondays with Meatless Mondays to help me stay balanced and on track during the holidays.

So here is my first Meatless Monday recipe installment

Step 1: In a large nonstick skillet add a drop of olive oil to medium heat; and cook onions, green pepper, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper until softened (approx 8 min.)
Step 2: Add beans, salsa and corn; cook until heated through (approx 5 min.)
Step 3: Spoon bean mixture over half of each tortilla and sprinkle with cheese
Step 4: Fold tortillas in half and place on a baking sheet; bake at 425 F, turning once, until golden
(10-15 min)
Step 5: Serve and enjoy with salsa and guacamole for dipping

DELICIOUS! Hope you guys enjoy!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,