Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Quinoa Black Bean Taco Lettuce Cups ~ A Simply Filling Recipe

I needed something quick and filling for lunch yesterday that would still fit in with the Simply Filling program I am following via Weight Watchers Online.  We had been away over the weekend and hadn't yet done a big grocery order.  

Grace was already fed, so all I had to do was worry about myself, but when I opened the fridge to take inventory of the contents, I had no idea what I was going to make myself for lunch.  I spotted a container of leftover quinoa and it hit me!  Quinoa Black Bean Taco Lettuce Cups!  Easy, delicious and filling!  Perfect!  

Quinoa Black Bean Taco Lettuce Cups ~ A Simply Filling Recipe
     One serving

  • 1/2 cup pre-cooked Quinoa 
  • 1/4  canned black beans
  • 1/4 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 1/2 T. (or more to your liking) low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water or fat free salsa 
  • 1/2 T jarred jalapeno slices 
  • Lettuce leaves
To prepare: 
  • Add all ingredients to a small pan, stirring to combine.  
  • Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly. 
  • Divide over lettuce leaves, serve.  

  • This was such a delicious and easy meal!  I ate the entire pan for lunch, divided between two "lettuce cups".  I used iceberg lettuce which made for some large (and somewhat messy) cups.  Next time, I'll use romaine leaves and use less of the mixture for each lettuce wrap.  
  • Fat-free mozzarella cheese would also be a good addition if you feel you need cheese to make these more like tacos.  

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1 comment:

bookworm said...

I've been on Weight Watchers since November of 2012. This is perfect! (One note - I would personally substitute mild salsa - 0 points - for the jalapenos, because my stomach doesn't tolerate spicy food well. Alana

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