Beans and Greens Enchiladas!

After a few too many of these:

Remember those Buckeye Brownies?

And not enough of this:

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I’ve decided to make this week extra healthy and extra fit!

How am I going to do this?

  1. Get my butt to the gym! I always get extra motivated when I see other people working out!
  2. Add LOTS Of veggies to every meal and snack! I’ve loaded the fridge with 3 kinds of greens, carrot, mushrooms, onions, and red cabbage!
  3. MORE WATER!!
  4. NO BAKING! If I don’t have it IN the house, I won’t be tempted to eat it!
  5. Make a meal plan. I like to write meal plans for myself when I get a little too lax. This gives me a plan to stick to and I am less likely to add in extras!

SinceĀ I’ve got lots of greens in the fridge this week, I’m trying to add them to everything!! My Mexican Enchiladas last night were no exception!

These enchiladas are tasty, filling, EASY, and healthy! What a great combination huh?

BEANS AND GREENS ENCHILADAS! (In the Crockpot)!

My inspiration

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Serves 5

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can of refried beans (or you could use black/pinto beans, mashed)
  • 1 cup of organic corn
  • ~25 oz of black bean and corn salsa
  • 1 package (8 oz) of Frontera Enchilada sauce (or sauce of choice)
  • 1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • small onion diced
  • 2 green peppers, diced (did not include but feel they would be an awesome addition)
  • 2 cups of shredded, Swiss chard (or spinach, kale, etc)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 Multigrain La Tortilla Factory wraps

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine refried beans, corn, cheese, cumin, salt/pepper, greens, peppers, and onions. Fill each tortilla with about 1/2 cup of bean mixture.

 

In a 3-5 qt slow cooker, pour 15 oz of salsa in the bottom of the dish. Spread evenly. Place each tortilla (seam side down), in the bottom of the cooker. Top with Enchilda sauce and about 10 more ounces of salsa. Sprinkle another 1/2 cup of cheddar, cover, and cook on high for about 2-3 hours.

 

Nutritional Profile (per 1 tortilla): 429 calories, 20 g fat (9 g sat, 2 g poly, 6 g mono), 42 mg cholesterol, 49 g carbohydrate, 15 g fiber, 5 g sugars, 28 g protein

*sodium content was skewed so I left it out.

 

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE CHOBANI GREEK YOGURT GIVEAWAY CONTEST! NOT MANY HAVE ENTERED AND YOU CAN ENTER EVERY DAY!!

Happy Wednesday!

QUESTION: What is the best way you rejuvenate after a couple weeks of eating a bit junky?

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8 comments to Beans and Greens Enchiladas!

  • No baking?! GASP! :)

    LOVE any kind of Mexican, delish!

  • Gah! Just seeing those buckeye brownies makes my mouth water! I need to go get my breakfast, clearly I’m starving over here hehe.

    GREAT plan for the week my friend, you got this!
    I agree on the baking thing — if I bake anything, I immediately either give most of it away or I package it up into single servings so I’m not tempted to pick. That’s the worst! Either commit to the whole cookie, brownies, etc., or not at all, am I right?? On Thanksgiving, I did myself a huge favor and packaged up ALL the leftovers and gave them to my grandparents to enjoy — the thought of that stuffing giving me the ‘eye’ in the fridge was too much to bear. I enjoyed it on Thanksgiving thoroughly and moved on from there. WAY better than eating it all week and then regretting it, you know?

    Rock on my friend!!

  • I’m always on the lookout for good slow cooker recipes. Thanks so much for sharing!

    I’m totally with you on the not-so-good eating. Water, lots of veggies, and avoiding sugary treats are what make me feel better. But of course, once I fall into not-so-good habits, I find it hard to do all of these things :)

  • I’m banning myself from baking anything for at least another week. Ever since Thanksgiving that’s all I want to do!

    Love my crock pot! Pinning this asap!

  • This is a crockpot dish?! Heck yeah, pin pin pin!

  • First off, I don’t know how I missed the recipe for buckeye brownies! Immediately after this comment, I will be checking out the recipe! YUM!
    I love crockpots…and I love enchiladas! This recipe is a win-win in my book! Thanks for sharing!

  • I’m with you on #3 and #5! Meal planning has definitely saved me a trip to the store once or twice.

    Love these enchiladas! If I’ve eaten junky, lots of water and a workout or two always helps :)

  • Amy

    These look delicioso! I might trick Scott into eating them soon!

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