June 17, 2014
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Do you have a kid who doesn’t eat meat, and find it challenging to sneak in nutrition?
At MOMables, we are always coming up with fresh new ways to introduce healthy foods into lunches. We plan, you make, they eat.
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We love these corn cakes because black beans have a lot of fiber and protein. They are filling, give lasting energy, and pack a lot of nutrition our kids need, such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
But, who wants to eat plain beans for lunch? These corn cakes taste great at room temperature and are very easy to pack for lunch!
I often top the corn cakes with sour cream, cheese, salsa, and diced chicken breast to create a delicious Mexican-inspired dish for lunch! You can, however, put all items on the side and let your child “dip.”
Black Bean Corn Cakes
- 15 ounce can black beans with liquid
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 8 ounce package cornbread or corn muffin mix, dry
- ¾ cup salsa
- sour cream
- diced chicken
- In a medium bowl, mash the beans slightly, then add the lime juice, corn mix, and salsa. Mix well.
- On the stovetop, lightly coat your skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon portions of the batter into your pan, cooking like a pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then flip the cakes, and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Kathryn @ Mamacado
This is a great idea. I’m hoping my toddler with food allergies loves this. I’m going to use Wegmans’ cornbread mix. Hoping it will turn out well!
Kelly Lester of EasyLunchboxes
That looks so easy! This one’s a keeper for sure. Thanks ladies!
Thanks Kelly!! I’ve already had feedback on my facebook page from a mom who made them for her son and he LOVED them!
Would using plain cornmeal work in place of the cornbread mix? Thanks. Love your site.
If you want to use cornmeal you need to do the following: 1/2 cup cornmeal, 1/2cup flour 1/2tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp sugar. If you have gluten allergies you can substitute the 1/2 cup of flour for 1/2 cup gf all purpose flour mix.
Corey @ Family Fresh Meals
Recipe sounds GREAT! FYI.. the pic is not showing up for me :(
I know girl. we are migrating. images should be up soon