If your read my last post you will remember that I was a bit sick. I didn’t get a chance to film the weekly recipes on Saturday so the intent was to wake up Friday morning make and post the lunch before heading to work. Come Thursday night and a huge work emergency that required I be out of the house by 7:30am in order to meet a 3pm deadline thwarted all greedy girl plans. So it is with great displeasure I bring to you my non-video post a day late; a simple, seemingly ordinary but extremely delicious combination of vegetables that will delight the taste buds.
Over the course of the month I have really tried to incorporate a variety of different lunch options, chicken, beef, tuna and vegetarian options. For this post I wanted to touch on salad options. I know there are so many persons who would rather not have all the bread, and mayonnaise filled tuna or deep fried chicken n sweet n sour sauce. The problem usually arises when one tried to have a salad that will be filling. We tend to load up on so much cheese and toppings that the whole point of having a salad in the first place becomes moot.
These lettuce wraps have so much to offer, protein, carbs, little fat and very flavorful and delicious. The baked plantains are just the star of the show. I would take all the ingredients separately to work, school, or wherever you are going and assemble them write before eating. Yum!
The portions are really to your liking
Ingredients (Printable recipe)
3-4 romaine Lettuce leaves
4-6 thin slice avocado
1/3 cup Canned black beans
2 tablespoon Onion
2 tablespoon Tomato
3 teaspoon Vidalia onion dressing
1 plantain baked
- Slice the plantain spray with cooking spray and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes until golden brown
- Wash the lettuce leaves and pat dry
- Chop the onion very finely (as small as you can)
- Cut the tomato in half and remove the seeds shop the rest very finely
- In a dish mix together the dressing, onions and tomato (kind of like a little salsa)
- Strain 1/3 cup of black beans from a can
- Peel and slice the avocados
- To assemble place the lettuce, top with 2 slices of avocado, spoon on some dressing salsa, black beans and top with a plantain slice, wrap, fold and enjoy
Get yourself one of these cute little lunch trays/plates I got a small one and I love it, will be using it to display all my lunch ideas for the rest of the month.
Left is a small 7x9 on the right is a large 9x11