Deliciously Healthy Black Bean Quinoa Collard Wraps

Collard wraps are a lunchtime staple for me. Quinoa and beans are a great base, but adding the right veggies and spices takes it from bland to incredible. This superfood packed recipe has a serious boost of flavor and rings in at only 284 calories.

Yields: 1 Entree Size Serving

2 Whole Collard Green Leaves (with stem)

1/2 C Quinoa, cooked

1/2 C Black Beans, cooked (I used dried to avoid sodium)

1/4 Green Bell Pepper, Steamed

1 oz Artichoke Hearts, Steamed

1 T Fresh Guacamole

2 T Daiya Pepperjack (a dairy, casein, soy & gluten-free cheese)

  • Cut each collard green leaf off of the stem, into two pieces (four pieces total)
  • Fill with all ingredients (or ingredients of your choice)
  • Microwave for 45 seconds to steam collard green and melt cheese.
  • Roll up into a wrap and enjoy!

This recipe is incredibly filling and packed with superfoods and protein. It’s vegan, gluten-free and soy-free. It makes for a great post-workout lunch!

Nutritional Content includes all ingredients & 4 collard wraps: Calories: 284 | Fat: 7.1 g | *Sodium: 183.7 mg | Carbs: 43 g | Fiber: 12.6 g  | Protein: 12.3 g

(*Based on using dried beans without salt)

Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini Pasta

Zucchini noodles are a healthy alternative to pasta that I often order, while eating out.  When I came across this gadget online, I knew immediately that I needed to own it. It spirals every thing from zucchini to cucumbers, and is really simple to use.

Zucchini Pasta #vegan #glutenfree

Once zucchini is spiraled, it can be eaten raw in salads or boiled like pasta noodles. In a sauce pan, bring water to a boil and add zucchini. Boil for two minutes. Strain the noodles and get rid of any excessive water.

Zucchini Pasta #vegan #glutenfreeGet creative by adding a sauce and additional veggies. For a quick dinner, I added organic marinara sauce, fresh oregano, pepper, kalamata olives, cannellini beans and nutritional yeast (which has a nutty/cheesy flavor & is high protein & in Vitamin B.) Vegan, gluten-free and low calorie, it’s great for a “lean & green” dinner. 
Zucchini Pasta #vegan #glutenfree