Heart Healthy and Planet Friendly Black Bean Burrito

Heart Healthy and Planet Friendly Black Bean Burrito

Eating a more plant-based diet is ecologically friendly and heart healthy. A "green" or planet friendly diet is comprised mostly of vegetables, whole grains, beans, fruits, nuts and seeds. These foods are packed with essential nutrients that help prevent chronic diseases, like heart disease. A diet high in vegetables, grains and beans is also more sustainable because these foods are lower on the food chain and require less processing.

Recipe Yield: 5 Burritos

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 15.5 oz canned black beans, rinsed
  • 5 whole wheat tortillas
  • 5 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets (optional*)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (optional*)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, then put tortillas on baking sheet and warm in oven for about 2 minutes.
  2. Place oil, onion, bell pepper and garlic in the skillet and cook for 5 minutes. Pour beans and cooked brown rice into skillet, cook 5 minutes while stirring. Add herbs and spices and mix well.
  3. Spoon bean mixture evenly down center of the warm tortillas. Place 1 slice of romaine lettuce and some chopped tomatoes on top of mixture. Roll tortillas up and slice in half.

    Note: To boost your intake of veggies, try adding 1 cup broccoli and 1 cup mushroom. Cook these veggies with the peppers and onions.

Serving Size: 1 Burrito

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 80
Total Fat 9 g 14%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 540 mg 23%
Total Carbs 52 g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9 g 36%
Sugars 7 g
Protein 10 g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 130%
Calcium 6%
Iron 15%

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  • V = vegetarian recipe
  • GF = gluten-free recipe
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