Updated: Oct 14, 2021
The perfect Vegan Fajita
Make a vegan version of fajitas with the flavours of the classic Mexican dish. Not only does it taste great but the vegan alternative is healthier and extremely beneficial for a balanced diet.
The Nutritional Benefits
One of the biggest benefits you will notice is that a lot of the calories and intakes are practically halved. You can compare the figures below.
The traditional have a intake of :
Kcal 734 Fat 26g Saturates 6g Carbs 77g Sugars 12g Fibre 11g Protein Salt 2.48g
In comparison to the Vegan wich have :
Kcal 352 Fat 12g Saturates 3g Carbs 44g Sugars 7g Fibre 11g Protein 11g Salt 1.29g
Why a vegan meal ?
Many people have converted to veganism for a healthier lifestyle. Vegans tend to have healthier weights, with low cholesterol and lower blood pressure than meat eaters . Some studies show that vegan diets may reduce the risk of diabetes and certain types of cancer.
So why try incorporating some vegan dishes to children?
Figures from 2000 to 2016 show the proportion of overweight children between 5 and 19 years of age have doubled from 1 to 10 to 1 in 5. Issues such as type 2 diabetes rates have skyrocketed in children. 40% of children have no signs or symptoms and aren't diagnosed during routine physical exams.
Corporations such as UNICEF are urging the governments and food industry to double their efforts in establishing healthy food in kids. Introducing healthy vegan meals to children, which taste great and are nutritious is an effective way in helping to establish a balanced diet.
I can personally say I think this meal has an equal taste in flavour as the original meat version.This is a perfect meal for baby vegans or if you want to try out a new quick step recipe simple yet perfect .
Time 15 minutes
400g can black beans,drained
coriander, finely chopped
6 flour tortillas
dairy free yogurt
For the Fajita mix
1 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 onion, cut into strips
1 tbsp coconut oil / regular oil
2 garlic cloves
½ tsp chilli powder
½ tsp smoked paprika
½ ground cumin
1 lemon / lime
¼ tsp salt
Take your bell peppers and cut each colour into strips. Repeat this step with onion. Heat the oil in the frying pan and fry the bell pepper and onion strips until soft and starting to brown at the edges.Transfer to a dish
Tip the black beans into the same pan and add the chili powder, smoked paprika, and ground cumin. Stir the beans around the pan to warm them through and help them absorb any flavours of the fajita mix, then stir through the coriander with crushed garlic.
Crush the avocado in a bowl with a fork until creamy consistency. Add a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of salt.
Pan fry tortillas each side until golden brown.
Serve the tortillas, with the fajita mix, beans, guacamole and dairy free yogurt for everyone to help themselves.
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