Saturday, June 29, 2013

Orange Banana Popsicles

Super easy, healthy, and delicious. How can you go wrong? Perfect popsicles for those warm summer days.

You'll need:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups orange juice
Popsicle holder (plastic cups with a stick or spoon work too)

Combine in blender and blend until liquified.  Pour into Popsicle holder and put in freezer.  

Delicious! Enjoy!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Black Bean and Zucchini Enchiladas with Brown Rice Tortillas

Say it with a Spanish accent and they taste even better! ;)

My husband is afraid I'm going to turn into a vegetarian. But if this was our average vegetarian meal every night I don't think he'd complain. Meat? Who needs it when enchiladas can taste like this without it. Delish! 

Enough chit chat. On to the recipe:

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cups diced zucchini (1 to 1-1/2 large zucchinis)
2 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 garlic cloves, diced
½ cup reduced fat sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups enchilada sauce* (canned or click here for tomatillo sauce recipe)
6 (8-inch) gluten-free brown rice tortillas
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheese,* Monterrey jack and cheddar blend

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook diced zucchini in heated olive oil for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic and remain cooking for an additional minute. Remove from heat.
  • Spray 9” x 13” baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spread 1 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together zucchini and garlic, beans, sour cream, and salt.
  •  Warm tortillas. (I warm brown rice tortillas in the microwave because they seem to get brittle if I heat them on the stove top over a gas flame).
  • Place about 1/2 cup zucchini mixture down center of 1 tortilla and roll up. Place seam-side down in baking dish.
  • Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas.
  • Pour remaining sauce evenly over enchiladas.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheese on top (leaving 1 cup for later).
  • Cover with foil; bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. 
  • Uncover; top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Enjoy!

*If you avoid corn in your diet, make sure to check the ingredients on canned enchilada sauces and prepacked cheeses. Some canned sauces contain corn syrup. Some prepackaged cheeses include anti-caking ingredients which are usually flours. Common anti-caking ingredients are corn starch, and potato starch/flours. It may be listed as "food starch" or "modified food starch" which is often made from corn.