This easy no-cook recipe for black beans was provided by Produce for Kids, a website that aims to get kids to eat better!

Recipes for Black Beans: Meatless Black Bean and Guacamole Pita Recipe

I love black beans! They’re high in protein, low in fat, high in fiber, and full of vitamins so any time I can add them to lunch or dinner I do! I’m a vegetarian, but my hubby is not, but he eats what I eat so he’s become a black bean fan, too!

If your family hasn’t tried going meat-free, this is a great recipe to experiment with. Besides being better for the planet, eating a vegetarian meal is cheaper! A can of black beans is just a few dollars and they pack as much protein as meat. Give it a try and give your budget a break!

While this recipe was developed to be kid-friendly, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it or the other recipes available at Produce for Kids. Their recipes can be adapted and changed and your child’s tastes change and there are resources for parents for healthy meal solutions as well.

Black Bean and Guacamole Pita Sandwich
Nutrition Information: Calories 350, Fat 6.8g, Protein 12.5g, Carbohydrate 61.8g, Fiber 10.3g, Cholesterol 7mg, Sodium 469mg, Calcium 96mg, Vitamin A 3625 IU, Vitamin C 31mg, Iron 4.4mg
Yield: 4
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  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp prepared salsa
  • 4 Tbsp prepared guacamole
  • 2 whole wheat pita bread
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 Tbsp. shredded cheddar cheese
  1. In a bowl medium bowl, mix the black beans, cherry tomatoes, salsa, and guacamole.
  2. Slice each pita in half to make a pocket and toast in the toaster or in the oven broiler
  3. Stuff each pita with the lettuce and black bean mixture.
  4. Sprinkle with cheese.

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