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Quick Bean & Cheese Burrito

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of organic black beans or pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 ounce of shredded part-skim milk mozzarella cheese 1 whole-wheat or sprouted-grain or corn tortilla 1/8 avocado cut-up salsa to taste

Directions:

In a toaster oven at 350į F place a tortilla on the oven rack, scoop the beans on top then sprinkle the cheese on top of the beans fold the tortilla over and cook until cheese melts, about 5 minutes.  Then place the burrito on a plate, lift up the tortilla, place sliced avocado and salsa inside.  Have with a side mixed green salad; you have an optimally balanced quick meal for lunch or dinner.  Make another one for your significant other.

Serves: 1 to 2

*Another option: Have an egg burrito with some steamed spinach and basil and tomato.  In a bowl put an egg and 2 egg whites and sprinkle some seasonings of choice (try 21 seasoning salute from TJís or lemon pepper, onion powder, pepper), whip with fork.  Then pour into a non-stick sautť pan greased with a drizzle of canola oil and mix in some fresh spinach, fresh basil, and tomatoes.  Scramble everything together until the spinach and basil are wilted.  Itís delicious put into a whole-wheat tortilla or mixed with some brown rice/barley.  Again, optimal quick and easy cooking at itís finest.

Servings: 1 Burrito
Nutrition Analysis per Serving:
          314 calories
          44 grams Carbohydrates
          17 grams Protein
          8 grams Fat

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