Quick and Easy Lunch

I was busy and didn’t think I had time to make myself lunch then I came up with this. Whole wheat pita, avocado, black beans and salsa–fast, healthy and GOOD!

An Easy Recipe for Sweet Potatos and Black Beans

I made a great dinner last night!  It was easy and delicious.

Let me back up.  I was planning on making a sweet potato and black bean salad.  My daughter had sent me the recipe and it looked good.  But, with a multitude of email addresses, I couldn’t find the recipe!  So I Googled  “black bean and sweet potato recipe” and came up with this great one from Eating Well — Sweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad.

 

 

 

I adjusted the recipe a bit, as I didn’t have tomatoes and I didn’t want the sour cream.

 

 

This is what I did:

  • Microwave 1 sweet potato (about 5 min)
  • Mix 1/2  can of black beans with 4 oz of salsa , and heat on stove or in microwave
  • Slice sweet potato, press to make a well in the middle  and pour the bean and salsa mixture into the well.

I served it with some steamed kale for a colorful plate!

Mexican Stir Fry with Tofu

I made a great vegan dinner tonight:

Mexican Stir Fry with Potato

It’s simple, start with a pan and some olive oil and saute:

  • one potato
  • 1/2 an onion (see this post for the health benefits of onions)

Once the potato is soft add in:

  • 1/2 a red pepper (any color will do)
  • 2-3 plum tomatoes (or 1 large tomato)
  • tofu about 1/4 of the brick, cut up into small pieces
  • corn (1/2 a cup)
  • black beans (1/2 a cup)

Season with chili powder, cayenne, and cumin to taste