If you and your family enjoy a meatless Monday (or any day!) here is all you need for a tasty dinner without the meat. This dinner has been staff tested and kid approved!

 

Meatless Monday

 

Vegetable Fajitas
Makes 4-6 Fajitas

Ingredients
4-6 Whole Wheat Tortillas

1 cup Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, or cheese of choice

1 can low-sodium Black Beans, drained and rinsed

1 Yellow or Purple Onion, sliced

1-2 Bell Pepper, sliced

2 tsp Vegetable Oil

¼ tsp Salt

¼ tsp Pepper

Optional Add-Ins: Diced tomato, corn, or other vegetable of choice*

Directions

  1. In a large pan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add bell peppers, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until crisp-tender.
  2. Heat tortillas according to package instructions.
  3. Heat black beans in microwave or on stove top.
  4. Fill tortillas with equal amounts of beans, vegetables, and cheese and any additional toppings desired.

*Depending on how much filling you like in your fajita, you may have left over vegetables.

 

Jicama Chili Sticks
Serves 4-6 people.

Ingredients
1 medium Jicama

½ – 1 Lime, juiced

½ – 1 tsp Tajin Chili Powder, or ½ tsp Chili Powder

Directions

  1. Peel jicama and cut into ¼ inch sticks.
  2. Toss jicama with lime juice to taste.
  3. Sprinkle on Tajin or chili powder. Enjoy!

Cilantro Lime Rice

Serves 4 people.

 

Ingredients

1 cup white or brown rice

¼ tsp salt

½-1 lime, juiced and zested

1/3 cup loosely-packed cilantro, minced

1/4 cup Scallion, sliced thin

½ Jalapeno, minced (optional)

2 Tbsp oil

Directions

  1. Place 2 cups of water, rice of choice, and salt in large pot. Put on stove top and bring to a boil.
  2. After water is boiling, cover pot and reduce heat to low. Let rice simmer to 20-40 minutes until water is fully absorbed. White rice will take closer to 20 minutes and brown rice closer to 40.
  3. While the rice is boiling, zest and juice the lime. Add cilantro, scallions, oil, and jalapeno, if using.
  4. When rice is done, remove from heat and toss with cilantro-lime mixture.