Healthy Family Project

Beany Pita Power

This easy-to-assemble vegetarian dish is great for lunchboxes. Just keep the guacamole, tomatoes and salsa in separate containers to assemble right before eating.

Nutrition Tip: Plant proteins like black beans not only add a creamy addition to a recipe, they are naturally low in saturated fat and high in fiber.

Beany Pita Power

Beany Pita Power

This easy-to-assemble vegetarian dish is great for lunchboxes. Just keep the guacamole, tomatoes and salsa in separate containers to assemble right before eating.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-sodium black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup guacamole
  • 2 whole wheat pitas
  • 4 Romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/4 cup shredded lowfat Cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Mix beans, tomatoes, salsa and guacamole in medium bowl.
  2. Slice pita in half to make a pocket and toast.
  3. Stuff pita with Romaine and black bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 61.8gFiber: 10.3gProtein: 12.5g

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Grace Vilches

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Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

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