Eating Real Food, Recipes/ How To

Healthy Black Bean Burritos with Quinoa


Looking for a filling, healthy, yet still super yummy supper? Look no further! You’ll get a whopping 2 big burritos per serving for around 500 calories.

These burritos are packed with protein, they’re filled with ground turkey, black beans, quinoa,salsa, and a bit of shredded cheddar.


I started with cooking and crumbling 8oz  lean ground turkey,added some dry onion flakes, minced garlic and a dash of fajita seasoning.Then I drained and rinsed a can of black beans and added to the skillet. I then added about 1/2 cup cooked quinoa and about 1/2 cup salsa.This mixture was heated through.

I used whole wheat tortillas, filled each with about 1/4 cup filling and added 1 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese. These were so filling!!

Hope all are having a super summer- it’s winding down!! I go back to work tomorrow- then school starts next week. My daughters’ wedding is also just 6 weeks away, so it’s getting hectic around here!! May all have a blessed week!!

Recipes/ How To

A Delicious (yet Healthy- sshhh!) Side Dish

   So on Monday I fixed some chicken and dumplings, which is one of my bunches’ faves! I fix different sides to round this out, usually some fried squash or fried okra (I live in the South, okay? Nuff’ said.) However, this time I had been craving a side dish I hadn’t had in a long time, green beans and new potatoes cooked with some smoked ham over the top. So, into the crock pot went the ingredients and 5 hours later we were having some yummy lunch!



   So I started with a bag of fresh green beans, about 8 very small red new potatoes, 3oz of Hormel Cherrywood smoked ham (in the brown cardboard package, no nitrates), 1/2 to 3/4 cup chicken broth (mine was pulled out of the freezer from a batch I had made), 1Tbsp minced garlic (I use the jar) , a good dash of salt (sorry, didn’t measure, I taste tested about 45 minutes before we ate and had to add more), and about 2Tbsp dried minced onion. 

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   I forgot to take pics of my potatoes and ham as I was chopping, but the potatoes were small so I just halved them, if they were bigger I would dice into bite-size pieces. The ham I chopped very fine.

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  I tossed the trimmed, chopped green beans, the halved potatoes and the chopped ham into the slow cooker (which I had sprayed with cooking spray). Then I topped with the onions, garlic and ham and slowly poured the broth around the edges. Cooked on low for about 5 hours (your slow cooker may vary).




   This was so good, and it was very quick prep, will be making it this way again. Hope all have a wonderful Wednesday!! And may you always enjoy the beautiful things around you that God put there just for you!