Since it’s officially summer, it’s time for burgers, bonfires, and beach days! Keep your lunch light and your waistline trim with a healthy Black Bean Wrap! This vibrant green wrap is filled with plant based protein, fresh produce, and healthy fats that will keep you full and satisfied until dinner!



Black Bean Wrap

Serves 1

1 Black Bean Burger patty
2 swiss chard or butter lettuce leaves
1 small tomato
1/4 avocado
pinch of salt & pepper

Cook the Black Bean Burger patties to RFFMBT instructions. Wash and dry lettuce. Cut the tomato into slices. Remove 1/4 of the Avocado “meat” from skin. Place half of the Black Bean Burger patty and half of each ingredient into the lettuce leaves, creating two wraps. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt & pepper to taste. Wrap the leaves into tight rolls and then slice in half. Enjoy right away or refrigerate and take to the beach for a light lunch!

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: swiss chard & tomato
Whole Grain: none, pair with 1/4 cup quinoa or brown rice
Protein: black bean burger patty
Plant Based Fat: avocado

Don’t forget to submit your questions via Twitter and Facebook followed by the hashtag #RFFMBTFAQ
I’ll be compiling a list of the most common frequently asked questions and post my answers next week!

Have a fab weekend!

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30 Responses so far.

  1. Great blog and very delicious!! :) I like this!

    Response from Susanna
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    • Thanks Susanna! Health & Happiness xo

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  2. That looks so good! I have most of those ingredients in the kitchen right now.

    Response from Jenn
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    • Thats awesome, Jenn! Love when that happens!

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  3. Hi– which non-stick cooking spray do you recommend? thanks!

    Response from Lilly
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    • I usually buy Olive Oil Cooking Spray from Trader Joe’s but I barely use any since most of my pans are nonstick :)

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  4. I was wondering what the nutrition information (i.e. caloric value) of the black bean wrap was ? thanks ! it looks delicious!

    Response from abbey
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    • Hi Abbey! I don’t count calories of my recipes/meals and build them by portions/measurements of each food group instead!

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  5. looks delicious! i love how they’re wrapped!

    Response from Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy
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    • Thanks Caralyn! xo

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  6. This recipe looks delish!!! P.S. I adore your blog, and love your story! :)

    Response from Sara
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    • Thank you so much Sara! You are so sweet! Health & Happiness xo

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  7. This looks so yummy and like I might actually be able to do this myself. Have you ever put them on a grill? Do they hold up?

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    • Jen they are super easy! Just combine and blend, then cook! I haven’t tried them on a grill but they are pretty mushy/liquidy before cooked so I’m not sure if that would end very well! You could try baking them or using a Forman style grill though! xo

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  8. Hi. Just found you on Pinterest this morning. You’re adorable plus your food is just the sort I enjoy. I’m a 41 year old mom (kids ages 19, 14) and wife.
    I’ve discovered that I just can’t eat like my family any longer. More Rabbit Food is my new mantra!

    Response from kate
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    • Awww thank you Kate! I am so happy that you found my blog! I too discovered I just cannot eat like my family and especially my 6’5 boyfriend! haha Rabbit Food Forever :) Health & Happiness xo

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  9. What would you recommend in place of avocado? I am not really a fan especial when it’s in large pieces (I don’t mind if it’s blend in something). However, I LOVE black beans so I really want to try this! Thanks!

    Response from Laura
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    • Hi Laura! You could omit the avocado and enjoy some almonds or other nuts on the side to get a serving of plant based fat :)

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  10. :) It is nice to find recipes not centered around meat! I am a mostly-vegetarian myself, and it can be hard to find protein-rich recipes that are vegetarian friendly. Thanks for the great site!

    Response from Lexi
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    • Aww, I’m so happy you found my blog Lexi! It sounds like my recipes will be a good match for you! xo

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  11. I love your blog and find myself checking up on it every day to see if there’s something new. I was wondering how you store your avocados. It’s so hard to cook just for 1, especially when they turn brown in just a few minutes exposed to the air. Hoping to get some tips, and thanks for a great blog!

    Response from Maureen
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    • Hi Maureen! I usually place my leftover avocado (and pit) in a ziplock back in the refrigerator. Sometimes I will cup and freeze my avocados and use them in smoothies for a plant based fat serving!

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  12. Catherine, I recently discovered your blog and I <3 it! I'm so impressed and really love your recipes.

    I wanted to let you know that I linked to one of your pictures and this recipe on my blog: http://ampcideas.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/today-i-ate/

    I hope you take it as the compliment it is!

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  13. It looks delicious! I’ll try it soon!

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  14. Hi! I just found your site a couple weeks ago and I can’t get enough of your recipes! This one especially. Although the black bean burgers seemed a little bland at first, so I decided to experiment with different sauces. And today I found the perfect fit! 1 tbsp of Garlic Expressions classic vinaigrette over the top of the black bean burger makes this recipe pop! I absolutely love it. :) Just thought I’d share the love. <3

    Response from Alexanda
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    • Love it! I will have to try that! xo

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  15. I like this recipe a lot…i have to try it soon. Thanks for sharing. nice blog!

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  16. Hello! I didn’t do as good as you with wrapping it together but it tasted awesome!!! I added fat-free feta cheese and grilled onion to some of them and it was a great addition. Thanks!

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  17. This was an amazing recipe: simple but really delicious! I am trying to find amazing low carb vegetarian recipes, and this is the best one yet. My husband (a meat eater) raved how good this was and said it was better than most restaurants. We added a dollop of dill dip on it, and that put it over the top. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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  18. Super delish! This is a keeper as my hubby loves it too.

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