Meatless on Mondays!

I’ve mentioned before that I have a page on Facebook named Well Aware World. It’s a platform that I use to try and bring environmental awareness and similar conversation. Some of this includes our daily eating habits and what type of foods we are buying. I don’t believe that there is an ABSOLUTE best diet out there, but I don’t believe that consuming animal protein everyday is the healthiest of lifestyles. I have read that vegetarians have longer lifespans and better quality of life; however, I am a flexitarian (Google it for more info) and chose to consume meat in moderation. Plus, eating less meat also helps with less greenhouse gas emissions, but that’s another story! LOL! (Stepping off the soapbox.)

One of the events that I try to get people to participate in is Meatless Monday. It’s a national project that I joined my household in several years ago. I ask that everyone in the group who is interested to try and eat at least one meatless meal on that day, share pics, and encourage one another.

On this past Monday, I had made out my menu but found a major ingredient unavailable in my pantry. (This happens in my house often because there are a lot of grazers.) So I made up a meal with ingredients I already had…and they were a HIT! I decided that I wanted to share it since they’re meatless, inexpensive, and kid-approved!

Re-fried Quesadillas!

  • 10 Flour tortillas (fajita size)
  • 20.5 oz can of re-fried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or Colby)
  • 1 cup red tomato salsa
  • 1/2 tsp cumin

Heat a skillet on medium until warm. Place a tortilla in the pan and brown. Flip to second side, quickly spread the filling onto half of the tortilla and close. Allow the filling to warm (about 10 to 15 seconds) and remove from pan. Cut in half and serve. You can serve it with sour cream, more salsa, guacamole, rice, or a small salad.

Give this post a “Like” if you are thinking of trying this recipe. If you make it tell me what you think of it in the comments. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did. Until next time…


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