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Easy Fiesta Beans

An easy, tasty way to jazz up canned refried and pinto beans for the perfect side to accompany any Tex-Mex meal. Opt for fat-free refried beans and no-salt-added pinto beans to keep this dish as healthy as possible.

INGREDIENTS

1 16-ounce c nonfat refried beans, preferably spicy
1 15-ounce c no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed
1/2 cup prepared salsa
2/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
4 scallions, sliced

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

Step 2
Combine refried beans, pinto beans, salsa and 1/3 cup cheese in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture is hot and the cheese is melted, 6 to 8 minutes. Spoon the bean mixture into a 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup cheese and scallions. Broil until the cheese is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.

Recipe provided by EatingWell.com and located on www.acefitness.org


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Elise’s Sesame Noodles

Whole-wheat pasta bolsters fiber and nutrients in this popular Asian noodle salad. The recipe is from Annelise Stuart of Germantown, New York.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound whole-wheat spaghetti
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoon rice-wine vinegar, or lime juice
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 bunch scallions, sliced, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided (optional)
4 cups snow peas, trimmed and sliced on the bias
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spaghetti until just tender, 9 to 11 minutes or according to package directions. Drain; rinse under cold water.

Step 2
Meanwhile, whisk soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil, vinegar (or lime juice), crushed red pepper, 1/4 cup scallions and 2 tablespoons cilantro (if using). Add noodles, snow peas and bell pepper; toss to coat.

Step 3
To serve, mix in sesame seeds and garnish with the remaining scallions and cilantro.

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About Missy: Living healthy comes naturally to me. I live it & love it so I enjoy educating, motivating and helping others to do the same. I was born with a heart condition and had open heart surgery at the age of 8. I grew up being active and playing sports and am thankful to have my health. I’ve been in the fitness industry industry over 18 years and am ready to help you with your fitness and wellness goals. Call or email Missy to get started. Visit my website; www.workoutwithmissy.com

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Orzo Salad with Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup orzo, or other tiny pasta
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed and peeled
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 14-ounce c artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 7-ounce ca chickpeas, rinsed
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 large tomato, chopped
2 cups baby spinach leaves

COOKING DIRECTIONS

Step 1
Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Cook orzo until just tender, about 9 minutes, or according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Press to remove excess water. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with oil.

Step 2
Mash garlic and salt into a paste with the back of a spoon in a medium bowl. Whisk in lemon juice and pepper. Add the cooked orzo, artichokes, chickpeas, feta, dill and mint; toss gently to combine. Add tomatoes and toss again.

Step 3
Divide spinach between 2 plates and top with the salad.

MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare the salad—without the tomatoes and spinach—cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Add the tomatoes just before serving and serve over the spinach.

Recipe provided by EatingWell.com and located on www.acefitness.org


I believe healthy eating is important if you want to live healthy & be YOUR best.
About Missy: Living healthy comes naturally to me. I live it & love it so I enjoy educating, motivating and helping others to do the same. I was born with a heart condition and had open heart surgery at the age of 8. I grew up being active and playing sports and am thankful to have my health. I’ve been in the fitness industry industry over 18 years and am ready to help you with your fitness and wellness goals. Call or email me to get started.

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