Two-Ingredient Black Bean and Corn Tacos
Keep taco night as simple as possible and enjoy fiber and protein-packed bean and corn tacos.
Packed with fiber, protein, calcium, potassium and antioxidants, black beans are one of nature’s healthiest ingredients. Get them in canned form for this impossibly easy black bean taco meal, just make sure to check the sodium content of the beans and salsa and choose low- or no-sodium options whenever possible. Eating a low-salt diet is good for your heart and overall health, and especially important if you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Corticosteroids used to treat RA can cause the body to hold on to more sodium.
To make this recipe you will need a stirring spoon and a small saucepan.
Nutrition information (per serving)*: Total Fat (0.7g); Carbohydrates (40g); Sodium (1275mg); Sugar (3g); Fiber (16g); Cholesterol (0mg); Protein (14g)
15 oz. can black beans, low-sodium
1/2 cup chunky corn salsa, low-sodium
Optional ingredients for serving: corn or whole-grain tortillas, baby spinach, chopped avocado, cilantro, shredded low-fat cheese
1. Mix beans and salsa
Combine beans and 1/2 cup chunky corn salsa in a small saucepan.
2. Simmer and serve
Bring to a simmer, and then serve in warmed tortillas, over baby spinach, topped with chopped avocado, cilantro and a pinch of shredded cheese.
Ingredient Tips & Benefits
- One of the best parts of making your own tacos is starting with a simple base like this one and loading them up with nutritious ingredients like spinach or other greens, avocado, even cabbage or diced peppers.
- Opt for simple corn tortillas with just a few ingredients or whole-grain flour tortillas. They will be easier for your body to digest than refined white flour tortillas and have more health benefits like high fiber, low calories and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
- It’s important to give yourself a break and have a few quick and easy dinner options on hand. They should include just a few ingredients, like this black bean and corn tacos recipe, and simple prep and cooking. This way, you can still have a nutritious meal even when you may be having some arthritis symptoms like joint pain or inflammation.
*Disclaimer: All nutritional information provided is approximate and based on USDA measurements. Actual amounts may vary based on exact ingredients used, how they are prepared and serving size.
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