My husband has more will power than I when it comes to beef and chicken. When I decided to make some changes in our diet and we went unprocessed (or at least mostly unprocessed) He decided to go meatless. I went 4 whole weeks... and I caved I had a chicken salad. Than last night I fixed myself some steak tips... I swore when he smelled those tips he would cave. Me being the mean wife that I am was kinda hoping he would would be tempted and come to the dark side.
Yep. Will of steel! He didn't cave. He settled for his meatless dinner instead.
One of our new favorite quick and easy unprocessed vegetarian meals are these Quinoa Taco Lettuce Wraps.
They have all the flavor of a taco, low carb, low fat, high fiber, high protein... they are awesome! This recipe is easily adapted to be vegan. Just nix the sour cream/cheese and you are good to go! I promise you will not miss the meat filled tacos or the corn tortilla!
Quinoa Taco Lettuce Wraps
1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa ( I cook mine in veggie stock instead of water)
1 cup cooked black beans or pinto beans (I soak my own)
1-2 tbs of taco seasoning
1/4-1/2 cups salsa
1 avocado sliced
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup fat free sour cream (optional)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)
4 iceberg lettuce leaves
Over medium/low heat mix cooked quinoa, beans salsa, and taco seasoning together. Salt and pepper to taste.
When heated through. spread quinoa taco mixture into lettuce leaves top with your favorite taco toppings. I like avocado, tomatoes, onions and sour cream. Add cheese, scallions, taco sauce, jalapenos... nix the sour cream and cheese and make it vegan! Whatever your hearts desire!