I’ve been eating some version of this for dinner for the past few weeks. I love it! It is fast, simple and healthy. Plus the combination is so endlessly variable that I don’t feel like I’m eating the same thing every night. Here is what I do:
- Cook some mixed, frozen veggies in the microwave. Our microwave has a frozen veggies setting so this part doesn’t even take any thought.
- Add some beans on top. In the picture above you see refried black beans. I’ve also used whole black beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans, lentils, etc. Any well seasoned bean will work. I then pop back into the microwave for about 30 seconds to heat the beans.
- Add some protein. I like herb-roasted shrimp, pan-grilled tempeh, a fried egg. Again, anything will work.
- [Optional] Add a sauce. Sometimes I go really simple with this and just add a little soy sauce to the veggies. Or you could add peanut sauce, tomato sauce, tahini goddess dressing, or cilantro dressing.