When I think of Mexican food, a few words come to mind: greasy, fat, oil, salty, and fried.

It’s easy to classify Mexican food as unhealthy because of the way it is often prepared, but not all Mexican food has to be bad for your waistline.
I’ve swapped the oil and salt for healthier alternatives such as:
Oil : low sodium vegetable broth
Salt : No-Salt added seasonings & beans
Fried taco shells : soft whole corn tortillas

Question: Have you even seen how much sodium is in a can of black beans?
There is up to 550mg of sodium per serving in some brands. Even labels that read “low-sodium” can be completely misleading, adding up to 400mg of sodium per serving! Make sure to take an extra 30 seconds to read the nutrition labels and pay close attention to the sodium content and servings!

Black Bean Fajita Tacos
Serves 1

2 whole corn soft taco sized tortillas
1 cup green bell pepper
1 cup onion
1/2 cup no salt added black beans (I use 365 Organic)
1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth (I use Pacific)
1/4 Hass avocado
1/4 small jalapeño
lime juice – to taste
garlic powder – to taste
Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning (no-salt added) – to taste

Pour the vegetable broth in a pan over medium-high heat. Chop bell pepper and onion into long strips and add to the pan. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Fiesta Lime seasoning. While the vegetables are cooking, cut the avocado and remove 1/4 of the “meat.” Finely chop the jalapeño and combine with 1/4 avocado in a small bowl. Add lime juice and mix until desired taste is reached. Set the guacamole aside. Place the beans in a microwave safe bowl. Cover and heat in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir the vegetables until broth has been absorbed and veggies are tender. Heat the corn tortillas in a microwave for 20 seconds. Transfer the warm tortillas to a plate and then add the vegetables, beans, and top with fresh guacamole.

The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: bell pepper & onions
Whole Grain: whole corn tortillas
Protein: beans
Plant Based Fat: avocado
Free Extras: jalapeño, garlic powder, lime juice, vegetable broth, fiesta lime seasoning.

Now Sam and I are off for a run!
Did you get your exercise in this morning? 

9 Comments on Black Bean Fajita Tacos

  1. Ashley
    June 11, 2012 at 11:29 am (12 years ago)

    MMMMMM these are so good! I just made them for the first time today (I’m actually eating them right now)Thanks for the inspiration! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!!!!

    • Catherine
      June 11, 2012 at 11:49 am (12 years ago)

      That’s awesome! I’m so glad you love the tacos xo

  2. Hope
    July 20, 2012 at 9:57 am (12 years ago)

    I just made these today for lunch. They are amazing!!! Thanks for the great recipes and the entertaining blog!

    • Catherine
      July 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm (12 years ago)

      So glad you loved them, Hope! xo

  3. Megan
    August 1, 2012 at 7:05 am (12 years ago)

    I made these last night and added some vegan chorizo. My husband and I loved them and I especially loved the substitution of vegetable broth for oil- it is hard to cook vegetables without oil and keep their flavor, and this worked perfectly. Thanks!!

    • Catherine
      August 1, 2012 at 10:58 am (12 years ago)

      Awww thats Great Megan! Glad you both enjoyed them! xo

  4. Jennikah
    August 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm (12 years ago)

    I made these tonight for dinner they were amazing !

    • Catherine
      August 22, 2012 at 5:41 pm (12 years ago)

      So happy you enjoyed the tacos!

  5. Nyki
    February 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm (11 years ago)

    Ok first off I have to admit, I am a first time blog follower. I am in the process of restarting my habits and hopefully it will lead to a healthier me (and 100 lbs lighter). I was lucky enough to find your spectacular blog and now I’m intrigued. I’m loving the easy recipes and simple cooking directions. Because fact comes to truth– it’s been about 10 years since I’ve really cooked anything and even then I’d burn water or turn mac & cheese into soup. I look forward to trying these individual recipes and cross my fingers come May I might see some results to help ward off Grandma’s back ended compliments during memorial weekend. Thanks for contributing!


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