Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Special

Here I am, cooking and typing on a Friday evening when I'm typically falling asleep before 8p. Because we haven't had tons of meals together lately, and because I had a BOGO chicken just hanging out in my freezer, I decided to make dinner tonight. Special night!
Actually - the entire day has been special and this is just a capper to it. The kid and I try to do a "mommy-kid" day every few weeks - no baby, no hubs, just us - and today we hit some of NEOs best spots. Aquarium! Happy Dog! Sweet Moses! Sweet mother of all unhealthy foods! But it was totally worth it and an amazing day. And tomorrow's long date with the gym will be equally amazing, I'm sure.

At least tonight we have some clean fare awaiting us.

Halibut & Black Bean Burrito Casserole
Source: Clean Eating, January 2011

  • 10oz boneless, skinless pacific halibut (substitued chicken, as suggested by the recipe)
  • 3 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin (used chili powder - ran out)
  • 1 c. black beans, drained/rinsed
  • 1 c. cooked brown rice
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. corn kernels (skip - can't eat corn)
  • 1/2 tsp grated lime zest (skip)
  • 1/4 c. diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (used La Tortilla Factory)
  • 1.5oz low-fat shredded cheese
  • Sour cream/salsa for garnish (I added avocado)
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, toss protein with 1 tsp lime juice and 1/4 tsp cumin. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine remaining lime juice, cumin, beans and following six ingredients. Stir.
  • Lay tortillas out on flat surface. Mound 1/3 c. bean mixture onto center, arrange protein on top of bean mix. Roll each to enclose, keep ends open. Arrange in a single layer in dish, top with cheese.
  • Cover (I spray my foil w/ cooking spray so it doesn't stick) and bake for 10 mins. Uncover and bake for an additional 15 mins. Serve with sour cream/salsa, etc.
Heart healthy ingredients: Black beans, brown rice

Yield: 6 servings (1 burrito per serving)
Per serving: 298 cals; total fat: 6g (1g sat); 40g carbs; 6g fiber; 19g protein; 414g sodium; 19mg chol.

Dear Clean Eating: You made my Friday night prep so easy. Thank you very much! Plus, it was super tasty! My only critique? Perhaps a bit more spice factor? But, we all liked this very filling meal.

A solid three forks

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