Sometimes the most exhausting part of my week is trying to decide what to eat. There’s nothing worse than that “I don’t want to eat anything I have” feeling as you stand in front of the fridge.
I have been getting together a few ideas for quick and healthy lunches so that I will have them all in one place.
I found these great tortillas at Costco. They are not cooked, so you need to put them in a pan over medium heat, 30 seconds each side. So worth it! They taste much better than the pre-made tortillas at the store (though you can use those too).
tortillas (flour or corn)
refried beans (vegetarian are my favorite because they are low fat and packed with protein)
salsa (or a can of Rotel diced tomatoes with chilies)
sour cream and/or cheese
I heat up the beans in a separate bowl, then just put everything in the tortilla. It’s easy, filling, and healthy. If you are packing your lunch, you can easily carry the ingredients separately. Sometimes I also add meat from leftovers.
This is the best, and so easy. Try to buy the lower sodium canned beans for an even healthier salad.
1 can each black beans, cannelini (white) beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Rotel tomatoes with chilies, drained (or just plane diced tomatoes, fresh or canned)
green onion (optional)
4 tablespoons Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar salad dressing OR
3 tbs red wine vinegar and 1-2 tbs olive oil (add more to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy served over a mixed green salad, on its own, or with pita or tortilla chips.
What are some of your favorite quick lunches?