Going ‘Meatless’ Recipe: Rice and Bean Tacos

Going Meatless with the Rice and Bean Taco Recipe

I recently stopped eating the ‘crumbled soy’ I made tacos with. And, I just had to find something new because of my love for hard shelled tacos. It’s always difficult to stop something when it becomes habit, especially when it tastes good. What did I do?

I started thinking about substitutes for ‘fake meat’. It also had to be vegetarian. Through my studies about processed soy and judging how I felt after eating it, I decided to stop recently.

‘People who follow vegetarian diets can get all the nutrients they need. However, they must be careful to eat a wide variety of foods to meet their nutritional needs. Nutrients vegetarians may need to focus on include protein, iron, calcium, zinc and vitamin B12 [1 medlineplus.gov/vegetariandiet.html]’.

I know I have written a couple of recipes about crumbled soy, but it would take forever to go back and sift through all posts and update. Instead, I would rather correct myself right here, spending my time writing more posts with new insights.

Going ‘Meatless’ Recipe: Rice and Bean Tacos

  •  I add about a cup each of heated beans and rice in a bowl
  •  I add about 25% of a bag of taco seasoning
  •  I mash everything together with a potato masher
  •  Heat your hard taco shells or flour tortillas in the micro
  •  I chop up lettuce and onion
  •  Spoon in mixture of beans and rice in each
  •  Heat everything up (one more time) in the micro for about 30 seconds to keep them hot
  •  Add lettuce and onions
  •  Salsa
  • Unfortunately, I also decided not to eat taco shells or flour tortillas, anymore (because they add oil and I gave up all grain.) So, I  put the mixture wrapped in a romaine leaf (this might seem a little ‘weird’, but it’s really OK after you ‘get used to it’)

My site began as an ongoing study into weight loss. Now, it has evolved to include health and longevity articles, too. My weight is automatically maintained by what I eat, so weight gain is not a problem like it used to be.

My current focus (beyond the fifty pounds I lost,) is to maintain my current good state of health. I believe eating a whole food plant based diet takes care of three things at once: losing weight, getting healthier and living longer.

Therefore, if you are losing weight sticking to a plant based whole food diet, your next goal will likely be to get healthier and live to 100, even beyond!

Continued reading on processed soy, here.

Source- 1 URL medlineplus.gov/vegetariandiet.html
Website Title MedlinePlus
Article Title Vegetarian Diet
Date Published February 08, 2019
Date Accessed March 03, 2019

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.

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