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Black bean-pasta cancun

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This recipe is great with some grilled chicken, too!

Ingredients:
1 cups uncooked radiatore pasta (4 ounces)
1 can (14.5oz) tomatoes with chili spices
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 bell pepper, cut into small strips
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
2 lime wedges
Cilantro leaves, if desired

Directions:
1. Cook pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooking, heat tomatoes to boiling in 2-quart saucepan.
2. Drain pasta and stir in tomatoes with beans, lime peel, cumin and bell pepper; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Garnish with sour cream, lime and cilantro. Squeeze lime over pasta.

1 Serving: Calories 370 (Calories from fat 35); Fat 4g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 640mg; Carbohydrate 77g (Dietary fiber 10g); Protein 17g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Baked chicken and potato dinner

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A tip for this recipe: Cleanup is carefree if you line the baking dish with aluminum foil before spraying with cooking spray. Now cleanup means tossing out of the foil!

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1/2 pound)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I’ve used regular yellow AND stone ground before and it turns out just as well)
1/2 cup reduced fat or original Bisquick
3/4 pound small red potatoes, cut into fourths
1 small red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges
cooking spray
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish, with cooking spray.
2. Brush chicken with 1 tablespoon of the mustard, then coat with Bisquick. Place in center of pan; brush vegetables with remaining mustard. Spray chicken and vegetables with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with cheese and paprika.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring vegetables after 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

1 Serving: Calories 420 (Calories from fat 65); Fat 7g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 780mg; Carbohydrate 61g (Dietary fiber 5g); Protein 34g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Vegetable Turkey Loaf

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Ingredients
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 slice of bread, torn in small pieces
2 eggs or 1/4 cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 2 egg whites
1/4 cup shredded carrot
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons chopped celery
2 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup
1/8 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
dash of garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix all ingredients except the last 2 tablespoons chili sauce. Shape mixture into loaf in center of ungreased shallow baking pan. Spoon 2 tablespoons chili sauce over loaf.
3. Bake uncovered about 45 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.

1 serving: Calories 250 (Calories from fat 65); Fat 7g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 760mg; Carbohydrates 19g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 30g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker 

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