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

Ingredients: 
  • 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.  

Notes: 
  • 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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2 comments:

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

NewMrsAdventures said...

These look so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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