Throw-Together Meals

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Throw-together meals are a great way to eat healthy when you're busy or tired. These recipes are meant to provide quick meals with minimal pre-cooking.

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Black Bean Tacos with Avocado

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve two tacos with a little extra taco stuffing as a side. Some fresh strawberries would make a nice dessert after the meal. Make this even faster by using rinsed and drained canned black beans.

75% water-fiber – foods black beans, jalapeño, onion, lettuce, pico, corn, avocado
25% foods – tortilla, cheese

Recipe Note: Use corn tortillas if you’re trying to balance your blood sugar levels.

Hummus Wrap

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Add in 2 tablespoons of chickpeas and double up on the veggies. Serve your wrap with a side fruit salad mixture of kiwi, strawberries and melon for a delicious on-the-go lunch.

75% water-fiber foods – avocado, cucumber, spinach, hummus, chickpeas, kiwi, strawberries, melon
25% foods – feta cheese, wrap

Burrito Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This is a meal made up of all water-fiber ingredients. You can pick your own 25% food item, whether that's chips, chicken or tofu.

75% water-fiber foods – avocado, brown rice, pinto beans, corn, romaine lettuce, salsa, fresh cilantro
25% foods – chips/chicken/tofu

Green Mango Smoothie Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Make this meal more filling by blending in 1/4 cup of great northern beans and 1/4 cup old fashioned oats.

75% water-fiber foods – mango, spinach, kale, raspberries
25% foods – milk, hemp/chia

Recipe Note: Stick to fruit as your topping since the 25% zone is already full.

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your bowl with a slice of watermelon. 🍉 If you don't want to make the falafel "sauce", use a dressing you already have on hand.

75% water-fiber foods – frozen quinoa, chickpeas, cucumber, tomato, watermelon
25% foods – cheese, sauce

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