Friday, January 21, 2011

Cleaning Eating Thursday (on a Friday) #3 -Lentil Tacos

Better late than never is my motto! Time was not in my favor last night and I figured...why not have Clean Eating Friday this week?! This full-time mom/preschool teacher/daycare provider/taxi/maid/Bakery Box owner/ has been BUSY! But...good news today. The maids came! For any readers out there who are gasping right now (I am a little frugal) I got the maid service for free as part payment for my services for the wedding I did. Best thing EVER. My toilet paper was folded, my couches vacuumed, microwave cleaned...sigh...I better enjoy it for the one day it will last. I know what I want for my birthday/anniversary/Valentine's Day for now on!

Well, this meal will give you time for extra cleaning. I invented it. It was delicious, healthy, inexpensive, versatile, and lasted three nights and a lunch. The first night, I served the tacos pictured below, the second night I served the lentils over rice, and the third night I made a soup from it...throwing in whatever I had in my fridge. They were good all three ways.

I cannot technically claim this recipe to be "clean eating" due to the taco seasoning and the corn tortillas. HOWEVER...close enough...and here goes...

Lentil Tacos
Idea inspired by: my dear friend Julie Fletcher

Put in your shopping cart the following ingredients:

Taco seasoning
1bag brownish/green lentils

1 can black beans

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can corn

for garnish: black olives, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, chives, etc.

Put your apron on and ...

Cook 2 cups lentils according to package directions with about two to four tablespoons taco seasoning according to taste. Move to a large skillet (this makes a ton) and add canned corn, black beans, and tomatoes til warm. Serve in warmed corn tortillas and garnish however you like em. You won't miss the husband the carnivore loved all three versions of these lentils!

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