Kitchen Chat and more…
Kitchen Chat and more…
April 22 is celebrated as Earth Day around the world. It’s planned as a day to raise awareness of how all the decisions we make impact the health of our planet as well as things we can do in our daily lives to fight for a clean environment.
Did you know that one of the top four things that impacts planet health are the food choices we make? Food choices, from shopping to preparing to eating to storing, can impact greenhouse gases produced and what ends up in landfills.
Consider the following tips for celebrating Earth Day and planet health on any day of the year!
Do you have a favorite tip managing food waste? Share it with us on our Facebook page.
If you’re wondering how to add more nutritious plant foods to your meals join Buehler’s Registered Dietitians for a virtual cook-along and learn how to make a delicious, Plant-Powered Black Bean and Beef Blend along with 2 simple recipes – Mexican Lasagna and Stuffed Burrito Peppers.
Below you will find the recipes and a shopping list of ingredients you will need to participate. Buehler’s will also be selling this “bundle” of ingredients at our stores April 11 – 17.
The Plant-Powered Cook-Along will be posted on our YouTube channel from April 16 – 25 so you can cook with us when it’s convenient for you.
We can’t wait to share these tasty, healthy dishes with you!
1 medium yellow onion
2 large red bell peppers
8 oz. crimini mushrooms
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cans (15 oz.) BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
1 can (15 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 can (11oz.) yellow kernel corn, drained
16 yellow corn tortillas
1 package (1 oz.) taco seasoning mix, 25% less sodium
Light sour cream
2 cups shredded low-fat Mexican cheese blend
1 cup shredded low-fat Mozzarella cheese
Instant brown rice
Make Once – Eat Twice! Blend yields approximately 8 cups which can be used in our Mexican Lasagna and Burrito Stuffed Peppers recipes below.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Nutrition information (per ½ cup serving): 113 calories, 4.5 g fat, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein, 218 mg sodium
Makes 6-8 servings
Makes 4 pepper halves
Add additional toppings as desired: Salsa, Cilantro Sour Cream (recipe below), Diced Avocado.
Cilantro Sour Cream Recipe Mix 1 cup low fat sour cream, 6 Tbsps. fresh chopped cilantro and 2 Tbsps. lime juice in small bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Sign up to participate in our Plant-Powered Earth Day Cook-Along!
We’ll be posting the Cook-Along on YouTube April 19-April 25. Our Dietians Shari and Annette will show how to create Plant-Powered Black Beans and Beef along with two recipes using this blend.
We’ll email you an ingredient shopping list and link to the video when it is live!