Saturday, March 6, 2010

Dinner for the Single Gal

My typical dinner choices when M is on a trip:
1) Leftovers from earlier in the week on top of a salad
2) Lean Cuisine with a side salad

And ya’ll know by now, by “salad” I mean pre-washed iceberg lettuce with token shredded veggies, taken out of a bag. Really, it just serves as a filler with little nutritional value.

Therefore the main course needs to count. This is a quick, simple meal I’ve been hooked on lately. Lots of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. I don’t mind leftovers. A lot of things get better after sitting for a day or two. This makes enough dinners to last until M returns from a trip.

Here's what the filling contained:

1 can black beans (rinsed)
1 can red kidney beans (rinsed)
6 oz can chipotle peppers in adobo
~1/2c water
1 packet reduced-sodium taco seasoning (or cumin, garlic, chili powder, salt to taste)
Light Flat-Out wraps

Heat the first 4 ingredients in a medium sauce pan. I use the entire can of peppers and adobo juice, use less if you prefer., Mash everything together with a slotted spoon (or whirl in a food processor for a smoother consistency. Season. Serve.

Pictured here: 1 Light Flat-Out wrap cut in half, greek yogurt, chopped scallions, salsa, reduced-fat soy “cheddar”, sliced avocado

….And a side salad with Light Vidalia Onion dressing. In full disclosure, there’s also 2 tbsp of bacon bits sprinkled on there. What can I say, they're tasty.


  1. yum - that looks fantastic!! I love reading your meal plans - it gives me some good ideas. Thanks for sharing!

  2. How do you like the soy cheese? I haven't tried it yet, but was thinking about giving it a try. What do you recommend?

  3. I buy the Veggie Shreds brand (green bag in the "health food" section of Kroger). I've tried the Tofutti cheese slices and those are nasty, but the shreds taste like regular RF cheese. They don't melt as nicely as full-fat cheese, but I've been able to slip them past DH without him noticing.