Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. Here are some tasty recipes for even the pickiest eaters that are easy to make — and won’t break the bank.
1 cup canned black beans (½ can)
¼ cup salsa
1 cup grated low-fat cheese (4 ounces)
1 cup chopped frozen broccoli, cooked
4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
Dairy substitution: 1 cup grated soy- or rice-based cheese (4 ounces)
Wheat substitution: 4 8-inch corn tortillas
4 whole-wheat pitas
¼ cup low-sodium spaghetti or pizza sauce
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup chopped red or green bell pepper
1½ cups pineapple chunks packed in 100% juice, drained
⅓ cup chopped lean low-sodium ham
¾ cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 400°. Put pitas on baking sheet. Spread each one with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce. Sprinkle with oregano. Top with pepper, pineapple, ham and cheese. Bake until cheese bubbles, about 5 minutes.
2 or 3 yellow squash or zucchini, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1½ tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
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