This is a really easy recipe, I know. It’s nothing crazy or unique, but it is one of my favorite quick dishes – and it has been helping me get more protein in my diet lately. They recommend 60-70 grams of protein for pregnancy – and I mean, it is definitely doable but I do need to make mental notes for myself to make sure I am remotely close some days! Between the black and kidney beans and the avocado, this dish makes it easy for me to get at least 15-20 grams of protein in a heaping serving (because duh, I am starving).
The best part is that it takes literally no energy or time to make. In under 10 minutes – done. Works for me! I was on the couch in no time.
You will need:
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 can cut green beans
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in halves
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Dash of salt, pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, onion powder (more or less depending on your taste)
- Very simply, dump all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. The only real effort is dicing up the onion, tomatoes, and avocado!
- Serve with your favorite chips or eat plain.
If you need a protein boost in your own life, this is a recipe that will make it happen. Plus, it feels like you are eating chips and salsa (in an even healthier way). I hope you enjoy the recipe, and don’t mind it being so simple. Have a beautiful day, folks. xx bianca