Your New Favorite Snack!
There’s no reason why salsa has to be made of just tomatoes and onions. Sometimes, when I’m in the mood for a light dinner (which, to be honest, doesn’t happen all that often) I mix up this quick, healthy, and filling concoction:
*1 jar Organic Newman’s Own Mild Chunky Salsa
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can corn (drained)
1 green pepper chopped fine
1 bunch of fresh mint chopped
Mix everything together. Done. See? I told you it was easy. My favorite chips are the whole grain “hint of lime.” All of this cost me $11.20 and will be at least 4 meals. The beans give you protein, the chips give you whole grains, and all the rest are veggies that give you a plethora of nutrients. And of course you can modify to add chopped shrimp, roasted zucchini, jalapenos, go crazy. I know, you’re shocked and amazed. Have fun!
What’s your favorite salsa creation?
*If you want this to be even healthier and less processed, quarter cherry tomatoes instead of using salsa. You’ll need to squeeze a lime and a lemon over everything when you’re done to add some moisture and flavor, but it’s just as good, if not better, than with the jarred salsa.