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Fast Mexican Recipes for the Busy Vegetarian
Quick Vegetarian Burritos
Fast Mexican Recipes for the Busy Vegetarian. I'm always looking for a fast and easy cooking for a vegetarian meal like burritos. One of my favorite quick meals is made from frozen cheese and bean burritos. Of course I add some veggies to the meal to round it out and make the most out of nutrition.
I start with a prepackaged burrito add lots of veggies, salsa, and dairy products just like Mexican recipes suggest. The plain frozen burrito takes on a gourmet appearance and taste as good as it looks and taste like most real Mexican recipes. If takes about 5 minutes to prepare and when you come home from work tired and hungry that it certainly a bonus. You probably didn't even have the strength to wait in line at a fast food restaurant or the grocery store. I know I don't.
Here's the package I start from. Just enough calories to make a good dinner. I love Mexican recipes and this one is so easy I make it often. My family just can't get enough of it.
Finished Meal in About 5 Minutes
This is what the finished product looks like in about 5 minute it's one of my easiest Mexican recipes. Maybe you can do it faster, but that's about how long it take me to Microwave the burrito and chopped the veggies. You could do it faster if you pre-chopped everything before hand.
My family feels like they are sitting down to a gourmet meal when I prepare them. They are nutritious and provide the basic food groups. The calorie content is mostly from the burritos themselves, since we all know that the veggies are low in calories. Choose cheese or vegan style substitutes for toppings, grated or sliced. Most Mexican recipes require a lot more work than this one.
I always use a real plate rather than a paper one, it just makes it feel special that way. Besides there is very little clean up since there are no pots or pans to clean afterward.
Dressed Burrito Recipe
2 burrito recipe
green or sweet onion
cheese or cheese substitute
sour crÃ¨me (Light)
Place 2 burritos on to a large plate and microwave 1 minute. Turn over the burrito and cover with cheese, microwave 1 more minute. (It' Done)
While waiting for the burritos to microwave chop lettuce, tomatoes and onion.
Remove burrito from the microwave. Dress with lettuce, tomato and onion, top with sour crÃ¨me and salsa.
5 minutes to a gourmet meal
Extreme Burrito Toppings
I love burritos and once I top them with veggies and sauces the are just the same as eating one in out. After a hard days work it is nice to relax at home and enjoy a meal without all of the distractions of eating in a restaurant. You can slip into something comfortable, turn on your favorite TV show, or just listen to music. I love to eat at home, it is much more relaxing than rushing through a meal with noisy people sitting all around.
If you like eating in too this is the perfect meal for you. Little work to make and if you cook on a paper plate the clean-up is quick too. Take my advice stay in and learn to relax at dinner.
Is cooking difficult after a long day?
Some Advice for the Too Tired to Cook Days
--Prep your vegetables several days in advance.
Make it Fast
Prepare Frozen Burritos Fast
Even More Easy Ideas
Ever had Breakfast for Dinner?
Shake it up a bit. Have breakfast for dinner, pancakes, waffles, cereals, veggie sausage links bacon with eggs make quick and easy dinners. Beside being easy to make, they are nutritious add a little juice and milk what could be better? Don't skip dinner, you will be hungry later and likely to snack on high calorie, low nutrition foods. Besides sleeping on an empty stomach is not easy.
Keep plenty of fresh veggies on hand
Veggie dogs wrapped in cresent rolls. Pop in the oven dinner in minutes.
Make cupcakes on the weekend, freeze for later. Simply thaw and eat.
How often do your eat vegetarian?
Do you eat vegetarian food exclusively?