Wednesday, February 11, 2009
When eating a vegetarian diet it is easy to replace meat with pasta, bread and tortillas and most of time we use the white flour versions of these products. Unfortunately white flour has been stripped of the bran and germ- the parts with all of the fiber and nutrition. All that’s left is the white starchy part with no nutritional value. When white flour breaks down it turns into glucose.
Swapping out some of your favorite white flour foods with whole grain alternatives is easier and tastier than you think.
When choosing your wheat tortillas make sure they also have whole grains and no trans fats, many tortillas have trans fats (partially hydrogenated oil) as this is a way to extend shelf life.
Here we’ve made a bean and cheese burrito with a whole grain tortilla. Top this with avocado and salsa and I promise you won’t miss a thing.
Put a few spoonfuls of refried beans on a tortilla. Top the beans with a couple of slices of jack or cheddar cheese. Roll up the tortilla and grill on an un-greased skillet for about 3 minutes a side, or until the tortilla is crispy and the cheese is melted. Top with avocado and salsa. Serve with sliced red cabbage tossed in olive oil and vinegar.