Healthy Eating Can Be Delicious AND Easy

Published:  03/30/2015

This is my lunch of leftovers from last night's dinner.  It was so easy to make!

I made simple fajitas with an envelope of fajita seasoning, boiled water and added rice, steamed asparagus, and opened a can of black beans and tossed some frozen corn in the microwaved.

  • Fajitas (no tortilla) made with 3 cubed chicken breast halves, 1 large sliced onion and 2 sliced red peppers with an envelope of Fajita seasoning and water. If you're trying to reduce sodium, use less of the seasoning packet.
  • TruRoots Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Blend. (Raw Brown rice, red rice, wild rice and quinoa) from Costco
  • Trader Joe's Roasted Corn (frozen product) that I added to a can of black beans.
  • Asparagus

The virtues of this meal:

High protein from the chicken, and mix of whole grain rice, quinoa, black beans and corn.

All carbohydrates are nutritious whole grains and beans.

High volume: This is very filling but relatively low calorie.

Many antioxidant* rich foods: asparagus, corn, red pepper, black bean, onion, quinoa.

High fiber from all the whole grains and vegetables.

And it is really delicious. I'm happy that all I had to do today for lunch was reheat in the microwave. (I made this even easier by making my plate of leftovers after dinner).

*Antioxidants protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.

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