2-3TablespoonsFelippo Berio Olive OilOlive oil helps decrease the total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
2ClovesDiced GarlicGarlic offers a variety of benefits, from cardiovascular protection, and lowering LDL levels along with triglycerides and lowering blood pressure.
2Sliced Green OnionsOnion is high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Some benefits may include reducing the risk of heart disease.
2CupsCooked Black BeansThe fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content of black beans, coupled with its lack of cholesterol, all support heart health. This fiber helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.
1CupCilantroThe good news is that eating a diet rich in leafy greens can protect your heart. Cilantro is one of those foods that can give you an extra edge against oxidative damage. Evidence suggests that the phytochemicals in cilantro could protect your heart from oxidative damage helping to keep it health.
1MediumDiced TomatoTomatoes have two key nutrients that have a big impact on heart health: lycopene and potassium. Lycopene is a chemical that gives a tomato its red color and is also a powerful antioxidant, a type of substance that helps keep cells from becoming damaged.
4-5Ancho Chiles in Adobo Sauce ChoppedOn the heart-health front, previous studies have suggested chiles can help reduce blood pressure, high cholesterol, and the formation of blood clots. Recent research adds more evidence to their positive effects.
1BunchTri colored Swisschard, chopped in 1 inch piecesSwiss chard is an excellent source of potassium, calcium and magnesium, minerals that help maintain healthy blood pressure. The fiber found in Swiss chard may lower cholesterol levels by reducing your liver’s cholesterol production and helping your body excrete extra before it’s absorbed into the bloodstream.
First add your olive oil, chopped Swiss chard, garlic, green onions and saute over a medium low heat for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, preheat the oven to 350 and Cook your rice as directed.
Next add the black beans, ancho chiles, fiesta lime seasoning, salt, pepper and stir. Then add 2 Tablespoons of water, stir, cover and reduce to low to cook an additional 10 minutes until the Swiss chard is tender.
Then, add your cheese to the top of the veggies and cover until slightly melted.
Lastly, layer your tortilla wrap, add brown rice, add some tomatoes, the veggies, and roll once over the veggies/rice, then fold in the sides, then roll the rest of the way.
Add tomatoes and cheese to the top of the burritos if you wish and bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes or until desired….Enjoy this super healthy veggie burrito!!!