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Healthy Children's Meal: Veggie Bean Tacos

Updated on June 19, 2013
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Janine is a published author in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knees, appears on The Huffington Post and at Confessions of A Mommyaholic.

Veggie Bean Tacos

5 stars from 4 ratings of Veggie Bean Tacos

Being the mother of two young girls, I have had to find recipes of foods that my two picky little eaters will devour that are both tasty and healthy. Veggie Bean Tacos are both, not only do my girls love them, but so do my husband and I. I should mention my husband and I love Mexican Food, specifically Tacos so this recipe for us wasn't a stretch and was kind of a no brainer. It is also relatively inexpensive and will be kind to your wallet as well.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves 8 people.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • One 16 oz. package Frozen Stir Fry Peppers and Onion Blend, We use Birds Eye.
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/4 Tsp. Salt
  • One 15 oz. Can No-salt added Black Beans
  • 2 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 8 6" Corn Tortillas
  • 4 oz. Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 1 cup

Make it...

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add frozen peppers blend and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until peppers are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated. Then, stir in salt and beans, heat through. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
  2. Lay warmed tortillas(can be warmed for less than a minute in the microwave) flat and divide pepper mixture among the tortillas. Top each with cheddar cheese. Fold over and serve.
  3. For a variation, you can also top with low fat sour cream and black olives from a can.

Nutritional Facts for Veggie Bean Tacos

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Taco
Calories 185
Calories from Fat63
% Daily Value *
Fat 7 g11%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 5 g
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 9 g18%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

To sum it up...

This recipe for Veggie Bean Tacos is not only a delicious, but healthy inexpensive meal. Hope our family enjoys it as much as ours. Happy Eating!!!

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      My pleasure Mel and so happy to share with you. Definitely let me know what you think!! :)

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Thanks for sharing this mouth-watering recipe Janine! I for one can't wait to give it a try, and I think we will this weekend! :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Pstraubie, so happy to share this recipe with you and I too love black beans. Thank you again and do hope you try and enjoy too!!

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      A taco with beans is a favorite of mine. I usually use canned veggie beans for tacos but black beans sound like a winner. Black bean soup is a favorite of mine so I know I will like it on a taco. So this is not just for kids :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you again 2patricias and you would be right that this is a good way to get veggies and protein too into picky children eaters!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for your votes too :) :)

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      2patricias 5 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This looks quick and easy. I'm also guessing this is a good way to get kids to eat vegetables.

      I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages (under Mexican) - and voting up.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Julie, so did i before I tried these, but they are so good that they are seriously worth trying. Thanks for stopping by and commenting too!!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Janine, I have only ever had tacos with meat but I will certainly give these a try, they look delicious :o)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Well, I hope you son will enjoy these instead Julio, but totally understand the Taco Bell craving thoug. Thanks for the read and comment too!!

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      Julio E Olmo Sr 5 years ago from Florida, USA

      Made my son read this 'cause he keeps asking me for one those Dorito Shell Tacos from Taco Bell

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, we too love Tacos and at least once a week we have some form of Mexican either Tacos, Quesadillas or Fajitas. These really are very easy and quite tasty too. Hope your young cousins enjoy them too :) Thanks for the comment and share too!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Absolutely love Tacos...and this certainly sounds like a recipe I'd like to share with my two young cousins, Janine. Thanks, and will start cooking!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks dwachira for stopping by and hope your 1 1/2 year old son likes them as much as my 20 month old daughter does. Please let me know :)

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I will try tacos with my one and a half year old son and see how it will go, i have a feel he will like it. Thanks.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Pstraubie48, you crack me up. Seriously, my younger daughter is completely picky when food is concerned and loves this. I think it is worth ashot, plus I do agree both my kids do seem to love the shell and find it fun. Hope you enjoy and thank you so much for your comment and support.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      I must be a child because I know I would like these. My youngest grandboy is really picky but I may be able to interest him in these. We shall see. Because of the shell, he will think it is fun food and might just dig in . Thank you for sharing.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      So happy to help out and hope your sister's child enjoys these tacos. Thanks for your comment and support.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      My sister has a child and she is always looking for recipes her son will love. I'm sharing this with her.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Again thank you so much for all your support and comments teaches12345. I truly appreciate it.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Great recipe ideas and I am sure your two girls enjoy these when they are served. Read your quesadilla recipe also, another great recipe idea!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Peggy W,

      Thank you so much for your comment and I totally appreciate the heads up on my Loud Taco recipe. I changed it to minutes and can't believe I had it at hours. Thank you for your support and again for the heads up on that one.

      Thanks again,

      Janine

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thanks unknown spy for your comment and support.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Wow Tacos! mmmmm...my favorite!

      5stars!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Janine,

      These tacos do sound good and healthy as well. Was going to comment on your loud quesadilla hub and there was no comment section. You might wish to correct the timing on that hub. Right now it reads hours to prepare. I know you meant minutes. Those really sound good and interesting. Would never have thought to add apples!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you breakfast pop for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate your support.

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Yummy, I love tacos and they are child friendly too!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank you Arren123 for your comment. I will be honest these are really good and good when we are wanting to be a bit healthier. We truly love Mexican dishes, so this goes nicely for us.

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      Arren123 5 years ago from UK

      Mmm yum yum, I love Tacos too, great idea, never thought of veggie ones, Voted up and useful :)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I love Tacos too kittythedreamer. Any variation for me works. But this is a bit healthier version so I feel just a bit less guilty when eating them.

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      Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

      This is the second hub I've seen this morning for Tacos...and it's making me crave them! Voted up and useful. :)