Black or pinto beans
(* In a saucepan, I drain and mix a can of corn with an undrained can of black beans, so I have enough left to use for several servings)
Rice (I make 2-4 servings for the same reason as above)
Optional: Some kind of Morning Star meal-starter protein substitute for me, or shredded chicken, turkey, pork, beef (I cook this in a skillet with onions, garlic, olive oil, cayenne/paprika, and a little tomato sauce)
A little shredded cheese -- such as cheddar, gouda, fontina, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack
Greek yogurt (or sour cream) [I use Greek 2% yogurt and for what we can get in the US, it MUST be Fage (Fa-yay) brand for me. The others are nowhere near the real deal like in Greece!]
Layer and eat, that's all there is to it!
* Obviously when using for leftovers, in a bowl in a microwave heat your beans, corn, rice and protein/meat, then layer everything else on top after heating.
Vegetarian Chili Beans (* you can eat alone or use in your Burrito Bowl instead of black or pinto beans)
In olive oil, sauté minced/chopped garlic and onions -- and diced hot peppers if you like.
Optional: Some kind of Morning Star meal-starter protein substitute for me, or shredded chicken, turkey, pork, beef
Add a few tablespoons of ground flaxseed for a good hit of fiber and Omega 3>you can find at Earth Fare; I use Spectrum brand in a yellowish package.
Add a few kinds of beans; I usually choose two types>butter beans, black beans, garbanzo beans, red kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans...butter beans are spectacular for a nice texture and taste...
A hand full of chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 can of tomato sauce
Simmer for about 20 minutes. Ready! Then same drill as above...
Chili beans and rice in bottom of bowl
Corn if you like
Next so it melts: a little shredded or slices of cheese -- such as cheddar, gouda, fontina, Jarlsberg, Monterey Jack...
Fage brand Greek 2% yogurt (or sour cream)
* Obviously when using for leftovers, in a bowl in a microwave heat your chili beans, corn, rice and protein/meat, then layer everything else on top after heating in the order above!