Recipe - Black Bean Burgers

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Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Makes: 4 Servings

Black beans and cooked rice are used as the base of these delicious burgers. Flavored with scallions, garlic and spices, these are sure to please the whole family. 


1 can 15.5 ounce low-sodium black beans (drained and rinsed with cold water)

1 large egg

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

2 scallions (green and white minced about 1/4 cup)

Recipe - Beef and Bean Chile Verde

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Makes: 6 Servings

This recipe blends flavors and packs a nutritional punch as a source of iron, vitamin C, and fiber. Bell pepper, onion, and tomatoes bring color to the dish.


2/3 pound ground beef (90% lean)

1 bell pepper, large (chopped)

1 onion, large (chopped)

6 garlic cloves (chopped)

1 tablespoon chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 can diced tomatoes, low-sodium (14.5 ounces)

1 3/4 cups green salsa (or enchilada sauce, 1-16 ounce jar)

Recipe - Baked Parmesan Fish

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Makes: 4 Servings

This parmesan-crusted fish is topped with mushrooms, green onions, and garlic. It's the perfect heart-healthy meal to cook for a loved one.


1/3 cup parmesan cheese, non-fat (grated)

1/3 tablespoon flour, all-purpose (1 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon thyme sprigs (leaves removed and crushed)

4 fish fillets (white fish, 6 ounces each)

1 medium onion (chopped)

1 cup halved mushroom caps

1/2 cup green onions (finely sliced)

1 cloves garlic (crushed)


Recipe - 15-Minute Enchiladas

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Makes: 8 Servings

This is quick to make. When you need a main dish right away, try this enchilada recipe.  


  nonstick cooking spray

3 cups chili without beans (1 can, about 24 ounces)

1 1/2 cups canned refried beans, low-sodium, non-fat

2 cups low-fat Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese (shredded)

8 flour tortillas, large size


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

2. Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray. 

Recipe - Liz’s Sparkling New Year’s Cider

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Makes: 6 Servings

With two little ones in the house, I'm always looking for ways that I can introduce them to new flavors and textures of foods and beverages. This sparkling cider recipe does just that! The 100% apple juice is familiar and adds a touch of sweetness, while the cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon introduce them to new spices. The bubbles from the sparkling water also provide a fun new feeling for their mouth. Adults will enjoy this beverage too! ~Liz, CNPP Nutritionist


2 cups 100% apple juice

1/2 teaspoon star anise

Recipe - Leftover Turkey Casserole

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Makes: 6 Servings


6 slices bread, whole wheat

4 ounces cubed turkey

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups milk, 1%

1 can cream of mushroom soup, low-sodium (10.75 ounces)

2 slices bread, whole wheat

2 teaspoons margarine

1/2 cup cheddar cheese, low-fat shredded (or jack cheese)

1/2 cup mayonnaise, light