By Fatima Villalobos, MS, MEd

In honor of November being American Diabetes Month, I wanted to share a diabetes-friendly recipe that my mom began enjoying two years ago using the La Tortilla Factory Low Carb/ High Fiber tortillas.

While everyone with diabetes responds differently to particular foods, it’s important to note that there are choices out there involving food, physical activity and medication that help improve blood glucose control.  As always talk with your doctor and/or diabetes educator about the ways and foods that can help regulate blood glucose.

You don’t have to have diabetes to enjoy this high-fiber and veggie-rich snack!

Beans & Veggie Tacos

Serves 2

2 La Tortilla Factory Original Low Carb Tortillas

½ cup water

¼ medium onion

1 medium zucchini, chpd

¼  medium bell pepper (red, orange, or green)

½  cup black beans (if using canned, choose low sodium and rinse)

1 dash of black pepper

1/3 cup cilantro, chpd

Sprinkle of your favorite cheese (low sodium), grated



  1. Pour the water into your cooking pan and heat until hot using medium-high heat.
  2. Over medium high heat, cook onion, zucchini and bell pepper in the hot water using a wooden spoon to move the veggies around.
  3. After about 3-5 minutes, add the black beans and pepper to the pan.  Heat until warm.  A minute before the mixture is done, add the cilantro.
  4. Meanwhile, warm tortillas on a non-stick skillet until soft and warm (about 1 minute on a hot skillet).
  5. Place tortillas on plate and scoop half of the bean-veggie mixture onto each tortilla.
  6. Sprinkle with your favorite low sodium cheese.
  7. Eat and enjoy!

For more information on American Diabetes Month and how you can help Stop Diabetes, visit this site from the American Diabetes Association.