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Oct. 20, 2015

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Did you know that one cup of black beans contains 16 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein? Hurrah for beans!


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Easy Vegetable Fajitas

Easy Vegetable Fajitas

This veggie fajitas recipe comes from our Spanish 21-Day Kickstart program: Vegetariano en 21 Días.

Makes 6 servings


1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
1 onion, sliced into strips
1 teaspoon ground cumin
3 bell peppers (red, yellow, green, or a combination), seeded and sliced into strips
2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
6 whole-wheat tortillas
1 cup salsa


Heat broth or water in a nonstick skillet. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add cumin and bell peppers. Cook over medium heat until peppers are tender.

Heat beans in microwave for 1 minute.

Place tortilla in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 1/2 cup of heated black beans and 1/2 cup of the onion and pepper mixture. Fold tortilla in half, over the beans and vegetables, and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and garnish with salsa. Repeat this procedure with the remaining 5 tortillas.

Per serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 257; Fat: 2 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 7%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 12.9 g; Carbohydrates: 50.3 g; Sugar: 8 g; Fiber: 10.5 g; Sodium: 408 mg; Calcium: 101 mg; Iron: 4.2 mg; Vitamin C: 83.4 mg; Beta-Carotene: 681 mcg; Vitamin E: 1.3 mg

Source: Jennifer Reilly, R.D.

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Food for  Life

Food for Life is an award-winning Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine program designed by physicians, nurses, and registered dietitians that offers cancer, diabetes, and kids classes that focus on the lifesaving effects of healthful eating. Each class includes information about how certain foods and nutrients work to promote health, along with cooking demonstrations of simple and nutritious recipes that can be recreated easily at home. Learn more here >>

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