This is the greatest and easiest thing to make ever.
Jason and I are all about healthy eating, but also about good eating. We often find ourselves craving Mexican style food, which can be EXTREMELY unhealthy.. (sour cream, chips, salty salsa, cheese, ect.)
We have found a healthy alternative to satisfy our cravings. It is our easy go-to recipe, and I’ve decided to share it.
These are all of the things you will need. (Amounts can vary depending on your taste.)
Ingredients: Fresh Salsa, Bell Peppers, Lettuce, Shredded Cheese, Garlic, Tomatoes, Lime, Avocados, Onions, Tortilla Chips, Black Beans, Brown Rice, Tofu (If you’d like), Spices.
For the tortilla chips, try to find chips with low sodium! Salt is no bueno. These chips are from Trader Joe’s, and they have flax seed and veggies hidden inside.
We cooked the tofu in these spices for some flavor, but if tofu is not your thing, mix these spices in with the black beans and rice.
Spices: Ground Black Pepper, Cumin, Paprika, Red Pepper (Cayenne), Chilli Pepper, Oregano, and a pinch of Himalayan Salt.
If you don’t want to be as crafty with the spices, Trader Joes’ has a great taco seasoning with similar ingredients.
First we drained the tofu, and rubbed it with the spices. We plopped it in a non-stick pan and cooked it along with the bell peppers.
Then we diced it up and tossed the tofu in a bowl.
We then chopped up the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and avocados, and put them in the bowl too. We topped it off with the shredded cheese (Hey, everything in moderation), rice, and black beans.
We stirred it up, and crushed some tortilla chips into the bowl for a little crunch. To top it off, we added some fresh salsa, and squeezed some lime juice. It’s the perfectly balanced dinner.
I was even able to take leftovers and pack myself some lunches. The trick to mason jar lunches is to pack all of the wet stuff on the bottom so that the lettuce doesn’t get soggy. I made the dish a little lighter for lunch. Salsa and black beans at the bottom, avocados next, cheese, and then lettuce. Easy.
I hope you enjoy this stuff as much as we do!