Before I feed you food photography, I have to say that yesterday’s comments were some of my favorites. Yet another adjective to add to that list is clearly “proud”, and I can’t argue with that! If you need some coaching for a long run, ride, swim or even jumping into a strength training routine this weekend, read here. Feel proud, accomplished, healthier, stronger & powerful when you’re done.
The couch won’t do any of the above for you, I can promise you that.
Once you’re done sweating, grab these items at the grocery store:
Whole Wheat Tortillas
1 can Black Beans
Green Chile Hummus (!!!!!) – Substitute: Plain
1 can Diced Tomatoes
And you’ll have two meals waiting for you!
Mozzarella Black Bean Quesadillas
1/2 cup black beans
~1 1/2 slices Mozzarella cheese (or ~1.5 oz)
~3/4 cup Salad Greens (Arugula & Spinach blend)
1/4 c Diced tomatoes (Drained)
2 Whole Wheat Tortillas
Salsa, to taste! (in my case, by the spoonful)
Heat the oven to 400*; layer cheese, beans, tomatoes & lettuce (in that order) on top of one tortilla. Top with the second, spray your cooking sheet and bake for 5-6 minutes (watch for light browning and melted cheese).
Slice into 1/4ths and eat up!
Barbecue Black Bean Wrap
Side note: does anyone else pause and always want to spell it “barbeque”? Just me?
Did you notice that “Green Chile Hummus” up there?? I could not have been more excited to see this at Whole Foods; put green chile in anything and my heart skips a beat. I blame New Mexico, and I’m okay with it.
1 Whole Wheat Tortilla
1 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
~1/4 cup Green Chile (or plain) Hummus
1/2 c Black Beans
~1/2 c (handful) Salad greens
Heat the beans in your microwave for ~90 seconds. Layer hummus & bbq sauce as seen above; top with the beans and salad greens; wrap it up!
Black beans pack a protein and fiber punch – either one of these meals would be great for recovery, with whole grains from the wrap & nutrients from the veggies.
What’s on your menu this weekend?
I’ve committed to trying Lentils (sorry, D) for the MeFirst weekly challenge. I have a list of recipes to browse through, but have yet to decide what direction to take them for our first date. Suggestions welcomed!