• 6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe)
  • 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 6 (8″ whole grain) wraps or tortillas

Read more at http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/#FlsiwfWmsrg8pjG8.99

  • 6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe)
  • 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 6 (8″ whole grain) wraps or tortillas

Read more at http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/#FlsiwfWmsrg8pjG8.99

  • 6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe)
  • 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 6 (8″ whole grain) wraps or tortillas

Read more at http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/#FlsiwfWmsrg8pjG8.99

  • 6 cups baby spinach, loosely packed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice or Mexican Rice, (recipe for Mexican Rice recipe)
  • 1/2 cups chopped romaine heart lettuce
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
  • 1/2 cup salsa (recipe), optional Pico de Gallo
  • 6 tablespoons Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 6 (8″ whole grain) wraps or tortillas

Read more at http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/#FlsiwfWmsrg8pjG8.99

Cinco De Mayo…another reason for food lovers to eat a little too much and possibly, drink too much!  In order to lighten up the celebration just a bit, I am sharing a recipe from one of my favorite websites that features great healthy recipes….SkinnyMs.com.  Her recipe “Black Bean and Spinach Burrito Wrap was just what I was looking for to put a little bit of “healthy” into a normally calorie-heavy holiday!

Bean and Spinach Burrito Wraps by SkinnyMs.com
Bean and Spinach Burrito Wraps by SkinnyMs.com

 

My version is slightly different in that I omitted the lettuce (it didn’t seem necessary with the spinach) and I substituted my recipe for Creamy Lime Sauce instead of using plain Greek yogurt.  I also used regular cheddar cheese because I’m not a big fan of how lower fat cheeses melt.  Her recipe for Skinny Mexican Rice is amazing and I have included the link for you…Add some sirracha for some much needed heat!

Skinny Mexican Rice by SkinnyMs.com
I’m cooking Skinny Mexican Rice by SkinnyMs.com

Ingredients:

Directions:

To warm tortillas, preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Stack tortillas, wrap in foil, and warm in oven for 15 minutes.

In a large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add black beans and spinach.  (I add the spinach gradually so it wilts and you can fit more into the pan.)  Heat until spinach is wilted and black beans are warmed through, approximately 3-5 minutes.

Spinach going in with the black beans
Spinach going in with the black beans

Evenly distribute spinach and bean mixture in the middle of the wraps (leaving about 2″ on one end for folding), add 1/4 cup rice to each wrap, then cheese, salsa, and a tablespoon of Creamy Lime Sauce. 

I really think the Creamy Lime Sauce makes this recipe
I really think the Creamy Lime Sauce makes this recipe

Fold wraps over and under on the ends.

Folding and taking a picture at the same time can be a little tricky!
Folding and taking a picture at the same time can be a little tricky!

I ended up doing a large casserole dish of 6 wraps and a smaller one of 3 since I was also cooking for my client.  I also popped these babies in a 300 degree oven just so the cheese would get melted nicely. This turned out to be a difference maker!

6 of them in an 8 x 12 casserole dish
6 of them in an 8 x 12 casserole dish

 

Served them with a side of Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Butter...Yum!
Served them with a side of Corn on the Cob with Cilantro Butter…Yum!

Bottom Line:  Not only did Jeff and I eat this up, but my client’s family did as well and are already requesting it again soon!  It is even great the next day and is a perfect suggestion for a Meatless Main Dish!  Keep On Cooking!

For her original recipe, check out this link:  http://skinnyms.com/spinach-bean-burrito-wrap/

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