What more can I say about the benefits of eating greens?? The most nutrient dense veggies are dark leafy greens like Kale, Spinach, Collards, Chard, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, etc and provide our bodies with more calcium than MILK! Why not get more bang for your buck in the produce aisle and go straight for these instead of the white potatoes? Not that I have anything against white potatoes except that they are high on the glycemic index and don’t contain nearly as many micro-nutrients as greens. OK I do have something against them….
Last night I made this vegetarian burrito and it totally filled me up! I started with cooked black beans , diced up a small baked sweet potato and combined them in a bowl.
I added green salsa made with tomatillos for a tart spicy flavor. I love this brand that is found in most grocery stores. It’s not too salty and tastes pretty fresh for a jar.
I layered the bean/sweet potato mixture onto a whole wheat flour tortilla. The TJ’s handmade ones are pretty good!
Then I topped with fresh baby spinach leaves and sliced avocado for some healthy fats.
Before rolling up I added plain greek yogurt and some fresh cilantro.
Healthy eating does not have to be fancy or complicated. With a few good quality ingredients and plenty of fresh produce on hand you can let your intuition guide you in the kitchen. Read about my accidental Greek Burrito here…