Black Bean Taco Recipe and Week 4 of the Elimination Diet Meal Plan

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Mexican food. I could eat nachos, tacos, enchiladas, and burritos on repeat and never get bored but finding the perfect homemade tortilla recipe has been a challenge. I have tried no less than 10 different recipes and only found one that I really like. Making your own tortillas is no easy feat and as such I needed a quick and easy recipe that can be whipped up in about 30 minutes. Luckily, the Elimination Diet book contained a brown rice tortilla with only 4 ingredients (two of which are water and salt)! It really does not get much easier than that.

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For the Tortillas

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups brown rice flour

 

  • ¾ cup arrowroot flour or tapioca flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Avocado oil (or favorite cooking oil)

Directions:

  1. Start by heating up the water and mixing the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl.
  2. Once the water is boiling, add it to your dry ingredients and mix right away with a fork.
  3. The dough should be pliable but not too sticky. I usually have to add another ½ cup of water and brown rice flour to get it to the correct consistency. You will be pressing it between parchment paper so it needs to be wet enough to stay together but dry enough that it will not stick to the paper.
  4. Heat up a medium size pan with avocado oil on medium heat.
  5. Once the dough has reached your desired consistency, separate it into eighths. Press the tortillas in between two pieces of parchment paper with a tortilla press, plate, or rolling pin.
  6. Cook each tortilla for 2 minutes each side, adding more oil as necessary.

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For the Filling

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans of black beans, drained

 

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Taco Seasoning (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1 avocado
  • Avocado oil (or favorite cooking oil)

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a small to medium size pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook until slight translucent.
  3. Add in the black beans and taco seasoning
  4. Once the filling is heated through remove from heat.
  5. Add the filling to the tortillas and top with avocado.

These tacos are super simple but do not lack in flavor and the best part is you’ll have enough leftovers to enjoy them for a few days!

Below is the meal plan I followed for the fourth week of the Elimination Diet. I continued the Reintroduction but tried to keep it as “safe” as possible. I did add a few more things to both my “can eat” list and my “can’t eat” list but overall felt pretty good.

Saturday: Day 22

Breakfast: 2 rice cakes with cashew butter and ¾ of a banana

Lunch: Black bean tacos

Dinner: Black bean tacos with 2 kiwis

Sunday: Day 23

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, lemony kale, ½ a banana and a Matcha Latte

Lunch: 1 rice cake with cashew butter

Dinner: Sushi!

Monday: Day 24

Breakfast: Black bean taco with lemony kale

Snack: Banana with almond butter

Lunch: Salad

Snack: Matcha Latte

Pre-workout: 2 rice cakes with cashew butter and 2 tortillas

Dinner: Black Bean Burger with green beans

Tuesday: Day 25

Breakfast: Black beans, Lemony Kale, and Matcha Latte with Almond Milk

Lunch:Black Bean Burger with green beans

Snack: 2 rice cakes with cashew butter and date syrup

Dinner: Black Bean Burger with green beans

Wednesday: Day 26

Breakfast: Black beans, Mashed Sweet Potato, Lemony Kale, and Matcha Latte with Almond Milk

Lunch: Chicken Beet Salad

Snack/Pre-workout: 2 rice cakes with cashew butter and date syrup

Dinner: Black Bean Burger with green beans

Thursday Day 27

Breakfast: Black beans, Raw veggies and a Matcha Latte

Snack:  2 rice cakes with cashew butter

Lunch: Black Bean Burger with green beans

Snack: Pear

Pre-workout: 2 rice cakes with cashew butter and date syrup

Dinner: Homemade Pot Pie

Friday: Day 28

Breakfast: Black beans, Raw Veggies and Rice

Lunch: Chicken breast with sauteed mushrooms and sweet potato fries

Snack: Pear

Dinner: Homemade Pot Pie

This week was definitely a test of trying to stay compliant while eating out. I had three work lunches this week and it was difficult! I thought I was making good choices but upon further investigation they were not as good as I had hoped. Namely, the pre-made dressings that came with my salads contained several foods I had not reintroduced yet and I certainly felt it! Additionally, I had some issues with eating a plain chicken breast, which just reminds me that plant based proteins are what my body needs right now.

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