Think that quick and convenient food can't be healthy? This recipe from dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD, of Appetite for Health proves that it is totally possible to put together a hearty and healthy meal in well under 10 minutes. Offering nearly 22 grams of protein and 43 percent of your daily recommended fiber, this oh-so-easy recipe satisfies hunger as it supports your weight-loss goals. Assemble all your ingredients tonight, and pack it up for an easy lunch at work tomorrow.
I used one of Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burgers, but feel free to include your favorite veggie burger in this recipe.
- 1 frozen veggie burger
1/2 cup black beans, cooked
1 small head romaine lettuce, chopped
1/3 cup brown rice, cooked
1/4 cup salsa, divided
1 ounce low-fat cheddar cheese (or 1/2 ounce full-fat cheddar cheese)
- Microwave your veggie burger according to package instructions, and set aside. Then, microwave your black beans for 30 to 45 seconds until evenly heated.
- Start assembling your salad layer by layer starting with romaine, then brown rice, black beans, and half your salsa.
- Slide on your veggie burger, add the remainder of your salsa, and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.
- Enjoy immediately, or pack up for lunch tomorrow.
Source: Calorie Count
- Main Dishes
- North American
- 1 burrito bowl
- Calories per serving