With the days getting a little chillier, you may be craving a heartier meal.
This is totally normal. Winter is the time to restore our bodies. I love burritos but as a vegan, get very frustrated not being able to order one anywhere I go. So here’s a gluten-free, vegan version I came up with that I think you’ll absolutely love.
• 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, cubed, & roasted
• 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice• 2 tsp olive oil
• 1 cup chopped sweet onion
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 red pepper, chopped
• Himalayan sea salt to taste
• 2 tsp ground cumin, or to taste
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• 12 ounces of black beans drained and rinsed overnight
• 1/2 cup vega-cheese
•4 gluten free tortillas
Roast and chop butternut squash for 45 minutes or until tender. Cook brown rice. In a large skillet over medium-low heat, add oil, onion and minced garlic. Sautee for about five minutes, stirring frequently. Add in salt and seasonings. Stir well. Add chopped red pepper, black beans and cooked rice and sauté for another 10 minutes on low. Add vega-cheese and heat another couple minutes. Add bean filling to tortilla. Wrap and serve. Top with avocado and cilantro.
Ed: Kate B.
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Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right. Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Mindbodygreen and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine. She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline . To learn more about her nutritional courses, events she's hosting and custom programs go to hayleyhobson.com or follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Pinterest.