Grilled Veggie Burritos

veggie burrito1Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 4 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 whole Limes, Juiced And Zested
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 2 whole Zucchini, Cut Into Slices Lengthwise
  • 1 whole Yellow Squash, Cut Into Slices Lengthwise
  • 2 ears Corn, Leaves And Silk Removed
  • Olive Oil For Brushing
  • Salt For Sprinkling
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Seasoned Black Beans
  • 6 whole Burrito-sized whole wheat or spinach Tortillas
  • 1 whole Small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 1 cup Grated Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Optional Toppings: Salsa,  Guacamole, Extra Cilantro, Hot Sauce

Preparation Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and stir around for 2 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and the juice and zest of 1 lime. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. Stir in the juice and zest from the remaining lime, then stir in the cilantro. Set aside.

Brush zucchini and squash slices, along with the ears of corn, with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Grill them on a grill pan, a charcoal grill, or saute them in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat, turning them halfway through. Remove when the veggies have great color on the outside. Set aside to cool, then dice them.

Heat the beans in a small saucepan until hot.

Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds.

To assemble the burritos, lay out each tortilla on your work surface. Spoon on rice, then beans, then sprinkle on plenty of grilled veggies. Top with chopped onion, tomato, cheese, and any other toppings you’d like. Spoon salsa all across the top. Tuck in the sides, then roll the burrito up as tightly as you can. Cut in half and chow down!

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Non-Guilty Comfort Food

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons light cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups cooked whole-wheat spiral pasta
  • 2 cups chopped cauliflower (about 1/2 a medium head), steamed

PREPARATION

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cream cheese, flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne, if desired. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a slow boil, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove pan from heat; stir in remaining cheeses and mustard until cheese melts. In a bowl, toss pasta with cauliflower; pour cheese mixture over top; stir. Divide pasta evenly among 7 bowls; serve immediately.

The skinny

235 calories per 1 cup, 9 g fat (5 g saturated), 27 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein

Recipe courtesy of Self….http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2011/12/four-cheese-pasta-with-cauliflower

Turkey enchilada verde soup

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Ingredients:

For the salsa verde:
1/2 pound fresh tomatillos, husked, or 1 (10-ounce) can of tomatillos
1/4 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 jalapeños, seeds and stems removed, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

For the soup:
4 cups turkey or chicken broth
4 cups diced cooked turkey, white and/or dark meat, diced
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained or 2 cups cooked black beans, drained
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
1 cup (4 ounces) Monterey Jack, shredded, plus more for serving
1/2 cup crushed tortilla chips
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt
Sour cream, for serving
1 avocado peeled, pitted, and cut into wedges, for serving

Method:
First make the salsa verde. If using fresh tomatillos, place them in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. They should be softened and a lighter green. Turn off the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes. If using canned tomatillos, skip this step.

Place the tomatillos in a blender, along with either 1 cup of the cooking water or 1 cup of the canned tomatillos’ liquid. Add to the blender the onion, garlic, jalapeños and cilantro. Blend until smooth. You should have about 2 cups.

To make the soup, pour the salsa verde into a large pot. Add the broth, turkey, black beans, cumin, oregano and cilantro. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Add the shredded cheese and while occasionally stirring, continue to cook until the cheese has melted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the crushed tortilla chips and simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the lime juice and then adjust seasonings, adding salt to taste.

To serve, top each bowl with shredded Monterey Jack, sour cream, avocado, and cilantro.

Recipe Courtesy of SELF and http://www.homesicktexan.com