Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Clean Eating = Happiness!

Black bean patty with corn avocado pico de gallo slaw

It has been about 3 months now that I have been eating clean. Not only do I feel better and have more energy, but I have lost 10 pounds. This has been a great change for my family too. My daughter likes it and my husband is not complaining. My husband is sliming down as well. I have just had to be a little creative with recipes. What I have found is that fresh herbs make a huge difference in flavor when you are leaving out the unhealthy ingredients. I have two bowls of fruit out on my counter so that my family and I can easily grab fruit anytime. This little gem I came up with last week. My family loved it. It is filling and full of flavor. The corn avocado pico slaw is my newest creation that I am proud of. It's yummy! This is another healthy family approved meal...enjoy!


16 oz of black beans. Canned or fresh. I made 4 patties easily with 16 oz.
1 Tb of onion minced
1 garlic clove minced
diced green chili's
2 Tb olive oil (for the skillet)
1 egg
garlic salt
chili powder
all seasonings to taste
1 Tb of flour
1 Tb of corn meal
hot sauce optional I used tobacco green hot sauce

ingredients for the corn avocado pico slaw

1 cup corn. canned or frozen
1 tomato diced
1-2 Tb of onion diced depending on how much onion you like.
1 garlic clove minced
1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
1 lime juiced
1/4 cup of cilantro chopped
1 cup to cup and a half of shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix.
2Tb red wine vinegar
garlic salt
chili powder
all seasonings to taste
1 avocado diced

Directions for the corn pico slaw:
Mix all together and taste it to make sure it tastes the way you want.

Directions for the patty

Take a fork and mash up the beans. When beans are all mashed up add in all of your chopped ingredients. Add in your garlic salt, pepper , cumin, and chili powder. Mix all around and give it a taste to see if you need to adjust the seasonings. Add in the egg and mix that around until it is well mixed. Take a cookie sheet and dust with the flour and cornmeal. Make your patties. I was able to make four patties out of this recipe. Dust each side of the patty with the flower and cornmeal. Place in the the skillet with 2 Tb of olive oil. Be careful to let it cook enough on one side before you flip it. They are a little delicate at first. When cooked place the corn avocado pico slaw mixture in the center of the plate, and place the patty on top. Then add a little spoon full on the top. Enjoy I hope you like it!

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