Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
March 05, 2007
Recipe
Easy Black Bean Burritos

Many studies have shown that a low-fat diet improves health. You don’t have to put a lot of time and effort into making a nutritious reduced fat meal that tastes great too! This simple Black Bean Burrito has minimal fat and requires no cooking expertise. Black beans contain cholesterol-lowering fiber and they’re packed with high-quality, fat-free protein.

Ingredients:

1 15-oz. can vegetarian refried black bean
4 flour tortillas
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup salsa

Directions:

  1. Heat the black beans on the stove or in a microwave.
  2. Warm tortillas, one at a time, in a large dry skillet, flipping to warm both sides until soft.
  3. Spread warm tortilla with approximately 1/2 cup of bean mixture.
  4. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and salsa.
  5. Roll tortilla around filling and enjoy.

For more great veg recipes, visit www.VegetarianWomen.org!

product
Kikkoman's Sauce Series

Too tired to prepare a healthy dinner? Kikkoman can help make your job in the kitchen easier with their ready-made specialty seasonings. With a wide variety of sauces, marinades, and seasoning mixes, you can have your pick of flavors for any occasion. If you’re in the mood to boost your veggies with rich, robust dressing, cook them with Kikkoman Black Bean Sauce. It is enhanced with garlic and Chinese black beans, making an immediate stir-fry sauce right out of the bottle.

In addition to their sensational sauces, you can also try Kikkoman’s line of delicious soymilk.

For more nutritional information and other products, visit www.Kikkoman.com!

health
Low Fat for Good Heath

Reducing fat intake can reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to a large clinical study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The randomized trial examined 2,400 postmenopausal women who had received standard therapies for cancer such as surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy or some combination of these.

One group of women was asked to use less than 20% of total calories per day (33 grams of total fat) while the other was asked to continue using around 51 grams of fat. Five years later, the low-fat diet group experienced a significantly lower rate of breast cancer recurrence than the other group: 9.8% versus 12.4%. The benefit of a low-fat diet was even greater in those whose cancer was not sensitive to estrogen.

A healthy low-fat diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
Introduce Meatout to Others

March is Meatout month! Be an inspiration in your community by spreading a message of health and compassion in honor of the Great American Meatout. This year’s theme is “Stop Global Warming!” According to a new report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, animal agriculture generates more greenhouse gas emissions than automobiles.

Distribute these colorful postcard-sized handouts that explain the impacts diet has on the earth, health, and the animals. You can give them to your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers or place them in health food stores, libraries, veg-friendly restaurants, vet and doctor’s offices, and any other place you see fit.

To request these handouts, visit our Literature Request page. And if you’d like to get more active, we’ll send you posters, handouts and stickers. Click here for details.

For more information visit www.MEATOUT.org or call 1-800-MEATOUT.

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