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Healthy made simple.


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

Cooking spray

4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas


1. Drain beans and rinse.

2. Mash beans in large mixing bowl.

3. Add salsa, cheese and then broccoli to mashed beans. Mix well.

4. Coat skillet with cooking spray.

5. Lay tortilla flat on plate. Fill half with ¼ bean mix. Fold other half over mix.

6. Put folded tortilla in pan and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Flip and cook second half.

7. Remove from pan and cut in half.

8. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Dairy substitution: 1 cup grated soy- or rice-based cheese (4 ounces)

Wheat substitution: 4 8-inch corn tortillas


Flying Saucerizza 


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.


Roasted Veggies 


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


1. Preheat oven to 450˚.

2. Put the yellow squash or zucchini into a mixing bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the slices.

Then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.

3. Arrange the yellow squash or zucchini onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

4. Bake in preheated oven until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.


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