Metabolism Boosting Veggie Skillet- 377 calories

I made this on a whim, sick of my usual baked potato lunch I wanted something new and found that this dish can be served many different ways. Make it as directed below for a lunch or side dish, add eggs for a breakfast scramble skillet or some left over chicken for a one skillet dinner.


When I create a meal I look for items to add that naturally boost metabolism, jalapenos, beans and Greek yogurt all do and trust me it shows! Try adding some metabolism boosting ingredients to your favorite dishes, here are a few examples:

Grapefruit          Oatmeal                Yogurt

Almonds             Cinnamon           Broccoli

Apples                   Beans                      Spinach

Jalapenos            Turkey                  Coffee

Green Tea            Curry                     Soy Milk

Makes one skillet “lunch” or side dish-

2 small Potatoes- chopped into small bite sizes pieces

1 Jalapeno*- seeds and ribs removed and chopped

1/2 Red Onion- finely sliced

1/4 cup Frozen corn

1/4 cup Black Beans

1 Garlic Clove smashed but still in tact

1 tsp Olive Oil

2 tsp Lime Juice

Handful Cilantro finely chopped

Greek yogurt and hot sauce to top- optional

In a large skillet heat the oil on medium high and add in the potatoes and garlic, stir often until potatoes start to brown about 10 minutes. Remove the garlic clove and discard, add in the onions and jalapeno and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Once the onions are soft and starting to brown reduce to low and add in the corn and beans, stir often until all is heated up about another 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat, top with cilantro… want to eat right out of the skillet? Why not!?!? Enjoy and dig in, top with Greek yogurt and your favorite hot sauce.

The entire skillet contains:

Calories: 377

Fat: 4

Fiber: 11

Protein: 12

Carbs: 75

*If you really can’t stand jalapenos replace with 1/2 bell pepper, but remember you are removing all the seeds and the ribs, that’s where all the heat is.




16 thoughts on “Metabolism Boosting Veggie Skillet- 377 calories

  1. Pingback: Fruit and Nut Spinach Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette- 284 calories « Lose Weight by Eating!

  2. Hi Audrey,
    Just started following you on Pinterest. Love your recipes!
    Question about this skillet dish, do you cook the potatoes at all before putting them into the skillet or just cut them raw and do all the cooking in the skillet?
    Thanks! Anne

  3. I used can corn instead of frozen and red beans instead of black just what I had on hand also no greek yogurt or cilantro on hand so omited that entirely and lastly I finely chopped garlic and kept it in. Followed everything else to a “T” came out wonderful and full of flavor! Served as a side dish with dinner enough to serve 4 adults. Definitly will be making again. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Carbs are NOT the enemy. Do you remember the Fat Free diet faze of the 1990′s? Think about it… the carb free faze is exactly the same thing!
      These carbs are all from vegetables how could that possibly be bad for you? I ate like this everyday for 11 months and I shed 150 LBS!
      Try a NEW way to “diet” 4 simple daily goals to reach for.

  4. Do you cook your own black beans or use the canned ones and rinse them? I’m still trying to adjust to the “no processed foods” concept but I love everything so far!

    • Yes you can cook your own beans.
      I recommend you read the ingredient lists on foods, if you can pronounce everything you are most likely getting all natural foods. If there is no nutrition label (produce, meat from butcher) even better.


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