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Spinach Mushroom Pizzadilla

Got Liv to eat some spinach!  Super easy and fast meal.  Adapted from here:  http://www.thesweetlifeonline.com/2013/01/21/spinach-and-mushroom-pizzadilla/

Ingredients:

  • wrap or tortilla of choice
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • about 5 mushrooms
  • large handful of spinach
  • black olives, chopped/sliced
  • pizza sauce
  • mozz cheese (I used Daiya)

saute garlic, mushroom, & spinach then move to a bowl.  add black olives to bowl.  wipe out pan and add a little more oil.  Lay out your wrap and spread some pizza sauce on half, layer with cheese, and spinach mixture.  Fold over and lay in pan until crispy then flip and crisp other side.

Done.  Eat!  I served with a side of sweet potato tater tots.  yum.

 

[Kim G]

 

Black Bean Burger Patties

INGREDIENTS

  • 115 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2cup finely crushed tortilla chips (preferably blue corn)
  • 1/3cup salsa plus additional for serving
  • 1/2cup 50% reduced-fat grated cheddar
  • 1large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1scallion, white and green part, finely chopped
  • 1/4teaspoon black pepper
  • 2teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4butter lettuce leaves (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Use a food processor or a potato masher to smash beans until chunky, leaving some partly whole. Stir in crushed chips, salsa, cheddar, egg, scallion and black pepper. Set mixture aside 10 minutes, then shape into 4 patties.

2. Place patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight ( I recommend Overnight)

3.Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook until golden brown on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining oil, flip patties and cook until underside is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve topped with salsa and lettuce, if desired, on buns or I used whole wheat pita pockets. 

Olivia loved eating the patties and my husband and I ate them as a burger in the pita pockets.

Posted by Yvone

Source: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/black-bean-nacho-burgers/

Nutritional facts per pattie: 342 calories, 18g protein, 48g carbs, 7g fiber, 845 mg sodium.

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Multi-Use Veggie Sauce

I’m always trying to find ways to cram veggies into recipes and one of the easiest ways to blend a bunch of veggies together is to make a “sauce.” This sauce can be used on recipes such as pasta or homemade pizza.

1/2 Sweet Onion

3-7 Cloves of Garlic (to taste)

2-3 Tomatoes (to taste)

Fresh Basil

1 Zucchini

1 Red Pepper

Mixed Greens (Chard, Rhubarb,Kale)

3-5 Carrots

Italian Seasoning Herbs

Beets (optional)

Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Parmesan or Romano Cheese (optional)

Chop all veggies. Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil. Add Italian seasoning and basil. Add veggies. You may need to add a little water to reduce the veggies. One veggies begin to soften, use a hand blender to blend the veggies into a chunky sauce. Continue to simmer and add salt and cheese to taste. The blend should taste like a “sauce.” Without the beets, the sauce will have an orange color. With beets, the sauce will appear bright red.