Happy Sunday, hope you’re all enjoying your day!
I started off the day with some HIIT on the treadmill followed by abs and burpees! – just for the hell of it. I was sooooo not in the mood to workout this morning and I’m kinda sore from kickboxing yesterday (had a couple of rounds with the BFF’s hubby – 1 round with him= 4 rounds with anybody else!) So I’m really glad I sucked it up and did it!
Sargent M and I also took the kids swimming at the Y this morning and we’ve been chillin’ around the house for the most part since. With the exception of laundry, it’s whites day. I hate whites. I think we may have discussed this before.
So while at a play date with the kids last week, my friend Karla pulls out some snacks. One in particular was a delicious bowl of black beans, corn, tomato and onion. Basically Cowboy Caviar. I’ve seen this recipe a lot, but it never struck me to make it because it seemed like kind of a…. bland?….uninspired?….broing?…..dish.
Christ on a bicycle! Was I wrong!!
So she listed the exact ingredients she used (I tweaked it a tiny bit) and dinner was born!
1 15oz can low sodium Black Beans
1 box frozen corn (thawed)
1/4-1/2c diced red onion
1 15oz can southwest style diced tomatoes
1/3 c light salad dressing ( I used Kraft House Italian)
Cilantro to taste
Mix it all up in a bowl and let it sit a few hours to overnight. THAT’S IT! Serve it with crackers, pita chips, tortilla chips, or make it a meal and throw in some chicken or shrimp. The best part of this recipe is that you CANNOT fudge it up*. You can use pretty much any flavor tomatoes and dressing or switch up the beans – whatever you want.
I get sooo excited when good food is simple. Yeah, the little things really get me worked up. I need to get out more……shut up. Here’s the stats:
- Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 99.7
- Total Fat: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
- Sodium: 406.8 mg
- Total Carbs: 18.3 g
- Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
- Protein: 4.4 g
*If you do happen to fudge it up, please let me know how you managed to do it so I can laugh at you! (just kidding, I don’t judge.)
Off to get the babes fed and ready for bed early because…..WALKING DEAD is on tonight! Screw the Oscars, zombies are funner.