Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bean, Spinach, & Quinoa Burritos

This is a recipe from Real Simple Magazine. I love having the freezer stocked with ready to eat healthy meals and this recipe fits the bill. We added cumin to the original recipe to give it a little more flavor. This is a great way to add some quinoa to your diet!

1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
salt and black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
2 15.5-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed
3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 10-ounce packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid
10 burrito sized tortillas
12 oz sharp white cheddar cheese, grated (about 3 cups)
salsa, sour cream, and sliced avocado, for serving

Heat the oven to 400°. Cooke the quinoa according to the package directions.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the beans, broth, and garlic and simmer, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has been absorbed, 2 to 4 minutes more. Fold in the spinach.
Dividing evenly, top the tortillas with the quinoa (about 1/2 cup each), bean mixture (about 1/2 cup each), and cheddar (about 1/3 cup each). Roll up into burrito; wrap each in heavy-duty foil and place on a baking sheet.
Bake the burritos until warmed through, 15-20 minutes. Serve with salsa, sour cream, and sliced avocado.
 The uncooked wrapped burritos can be frozen in freezer bags for up to 3 months. To reheat, remove from foil and microwave on high until warmed through.

Weekly Meal Plan

Some things didn't get made last week for various reason, so they got bumped to this week's menu.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Last week I had a new recipe to try: Eggplant Lasagna. It was terrible. I won't be sharing that recipe. I have a new one on the menu to try this week so I am hoping it will turn out better.
  • Orange Chipotle Chicken with Cilantro Rice, veggie, and fresh fruit
  • Black Bean Soup topped with avocado and cheese, served with tortilla chips
  • Spaghetti, veggie, and bread with dipping oil
  • Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos (this is the new recipe for the week - fingers crossed!), black beans, fresh fruit, and chips & salsa
  • Eggplant Panini, couscous, and fresh fruit
  • Date night - dinner out
  • Turkey Burgers and fries

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan

Going back to my weekly meal planning. I realize I don't blog much otherwise!

On this week's menu:
  • Paula Dean Tacos, chips with salsa and guacamole, and Fiesta Black Beans
  • Black Bean & Sweet Potato Chili topped with cheese and cilantro, served with corn chips and fresh fruit
  • Crockpot Chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta, roasted brussel sprouts, fruit, and bread
  • Pizza
  • Eggplant Lasagna - a new recipe off of pinterest so it is not up on my blog, green beans, fresh fruit and bread
  • Black Bean Burgers topped with avocado (or guacamole), tomatoes and cheese, served with chips or potato wedges and broccoli
  • Sunday is still TBD
Sweet Treat: testing out a chocolate cupcake recipe. =)

Update: Picture of my cupcakes (from my phone - so lame picture). They turned out pretty stinkin' good!