It's 7:30 PM. After a long work day, the last thing you want to do is get up and cook. It's moments like these when you really wish you could snap your fingers and food fairies would appear, whipping up a healthy, home-cooked meal in just a blink of an eye.
Sadly, the reality of those nights usually results in a frozen tv dinner or some quick takeout at the local greasy spoon. You end up spending more money than you have, eat a nutrient empty dinner filled with fats and sad stuff and you end up feeling terrible about yourself, but nothing a glass of wine can't help you forget.
By planning ahead and storing your fridge with accessible ingredients, it's as if you've implanted food fairies in your very own kitchen. These kale and bean burritos are perfect: easy to make, nutrient dense, packed with all the right fats and so dang good. All you need is some fresh kale, avocados, frozen corn, cooked beans, some spicy pepper jam and hummus.
For the beans you can either buy canned or soak your own. Soaking your own saves money and at times can be more sanitary, avoiding any chemicals or preservatives that may be found in cans but may take a little more time to prepare. For this recipe I used some canned organic kidney beans but pinto, black beans and white beans work just fine.
From start to finish, this recipe takes about 10 minutes, no messy clean up, plenty of adaptations, and so simple, a kid could do it.
For This Recipe You Will Need:
- 1/2 cup kale, clean with stems removed and chopped
- 1 tsp pepper jam
- 2 Tbs hummus
- small handful corn, defrosted
- small handful beans
- 1/2 avocado chopped
I opted for rice tortillas but flour or sprouted tortillas serve as great substitutes. Simply smear the hummus and jam down first to serve as the glue for the remaining veggies. You can even make extra and wrap and store them in a freezer. Simply reheat by removing plastic wrap and wrapping a damp paper towel around the burrito. Place in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve alongside fruit or veggies and you have yourself a simple, healthy, delicious meal.