Healthy Black Bean Burrito Lunch


Seven years ago I went on a trip to Costa Rica with a volunteer group. We taught local children english, explored the country, and did some surfing. It was amazing!

For some reason a majority of my meals ended up being rice and beans. Um, what the heck! Boring! Where is the exotic, new, foreign, costa rican food? Well, as I mention in The Plate, beans and rice create a complete protein in a dish. It’s extremely cheap and easy to make. 20140225-151302.jpg

Well, since I’m no longer in Costa Rica and no longer being fed black beans and rice, I decided to recreate the concept of this dish. This time around, I added some zest to the black bean and exchanged the rice for a whole grain tortilla wrap. To make it a balanced meal, I served it with some tropical fruits.

1 Mexican Black Bean Burrito [2.5 grains, 2.5 fats, 2 proteins, 2 vegetables]

1/2 banana [1 fruit]

1 nectarine [1 fruit]

1/4 cup granola [1 grain, 1 fat]

1/2 cup greek yogurt [2 protein]

1 cup 1% milk [1 dairy]

What is your rendition of the rice and bean?


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