It also features pulses, which are plant-based protein sources such as dried peas, lentils and chickpeas.
Why are pulses awesome?
- They’re packed with fiber, which is important for digestive health and for keeping you satiated after eating. A single serving of this enchilada bake will give you half your daily recommended intake of fiber.
- A half-cup serving of pulses will give you 9 grams of protein.
- They’re low on the glycemic index, thus keeping blood sugar stable.
This healthy eating recipe is also gluten-free, because it contains handmade almond flour tortillas. If you’ve never made tortillas by hand, no worries: they’re not hard to make! And the benefits definitely are worth the effort.
The ground almonds in the tortillas will give you an additional protein boost and anti-inflammatory protection. Almonds are high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that stabilizes disease-causing free radicals. The heart-healthy unsaturated fats in almonds protect you from cardiovascular disease and lower bad cholesterol levels.
Another bonus of this recipe is that it keeps well. You can keep the enchiladas wrapped in the fridge or freezer for later in the week. That way, a warm, healthy meal gets on the table no matter how hectic your weeknight looks.
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