Have you ever been so busy at work running around that you literally don't have time to eat unless you can eat your meal with one hand and it doesn't interfere with the task at hand? Meals like this are great since you can eat it as it's listed when you have time to sit down or you can wrap it up in a tortilla to eat on the go (as a burrito). Hay season is one of those times for us. Grandpa usually made it in the house for meals, but some folks don't like to stop.
During planting season and harvest, it's a race against the weather. And we all know how much we wish we could control the weather! Sometimes it's best not to stop at all. For more about planting season click here, or more about hay season click here.
Putting in hay takes a lot of time and labor, but it's one of the best workouts around
If you find yourself in a situation like that or even if you have time to sit down for a relaxing meal, this recipe is easy to put together and healthy if you don't add a lot of sauce to it. I didn't add sauce to mine, but you can if you'd like.
What you'll need...
- Chicken tenders, grilled (sprinkle with your favorite seasoning. I used lemon pepper seasoning)
- Romaine lettuce
- White or brown rice
- 1 15 oz. can black beans
- 1 16 oz. bag of frozen corn
- Southwest salsa (you can substitute your favorite salsa if you can't find the southwest kind)
- 1 lime
- Cutting board
- Pan to cook rice
- Small sauce pan to cook corn
- Mixing bowls
How to make it...
- Grill chicken and let it rest to cool down. Once it's cool, slice into bite-size pieces
- Cook rice
- Cook frozen corn
- Add cooked corn, drained black beans and southwest salsa together. Mix.
- Add lime juice to the salsa/corn/bean mixture
- Chop romaine lettuce, place in a bowl
- Chop tomato, place in a bowl
- Once everything is cooked and chopped, layer the ingredients: rice on bottom, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa mixture, chicken