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Homemade Charro Beans

Charro Beans (cowboy beans)

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Charro beans (frijoles charro, cowboy beans) are my favorite Mexican-style bean side dish. Made with pinto beans (also used for refried beans) charro (Spanish and Mexican for horseman or cowboy) beans has the consistency of bean soup and 5 grams of fiber per serving. Add quinoa to a cup of charro ...

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Macerating Strawberries


Strawberry shortcake is a popular dessert and a healthier alternative to strawberry pies and cheesecake especially if you limit the amount of cake and pile on the berries. Some people classify berries as a superfood. All berries are low in calories and a good source of fiber and other nutrients. A ...

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Homemade Avocado Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde)


Some Mexican-American restaurants serve one or two types of red salsa, ranging from mild to hot, with tortilla chips prior to ordering your meal. One Mexican restaurant in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona serves three types of salsa including a salsa verde (green salsa) made with tomatillos and avocados. Tomatillos look ...

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Homemade Baked Custard

Baked Custard


This Baked Custard recipe is so simple a child can make it with adult supervision when adding the hot water for the water bath. I make this easy recipe using an 8-cup measuring cup. The custard goes directly from mixing bowl to ramekins without the need for a ladle. How ...

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Peach Crisp

Apple or Peach Crisp


Apple and Peach Crisps are a popular American and British dessert that’s a simpler, healthier alternate to apple and peach pie. Cook’s Tip For individual crisps, divide filling between 9 6-oz. ramekins or custard cups, distribute topping and bake. Nutrition information Nutrition information is for a peach crisp. Add about ...

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Homemade Mashed Yams

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Mashed Sweet Potatoes is an alternative to traditional mashed potatoes or candied yams. Sweet potatoes and yams have more nutrients, and are higher in fiber and calories compared to russet and other white potatoes. A one cup serving has about 100 more calories than a cup of mashed russet potatoes, ...

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Homemade Honey Oat Bread French Toast

Honey-Oat Bread

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A hearty, rustic, low sodium bread for sandwiches and French toast. Or toast and enjoy for breakfast with jam, jelly, butter or drizzled with honey.

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Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms


Quinoa stuffed mushrooms are a high fiber, low calorie, low sodium recipe that’s also gluten free. While quinoa is pitched to Americans as a whole grain or ancient grain, quinoa is actually a seed grown in South America. Stuffed mushroom are perfect for appetizers or vegetable side dish. You can also ...

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Oven Roasted Carrots

Oven Roasted Carrots


Oven Roasted Carrots is easy to make and a perfect side dish for meat, fish or poultry. Roasting brings out the sweetness in carrots. These tender, sweet roasted carrots can disappear in minutes so think about doubling the recipe. Sodium Carrots are naturally low in sodium, but some baby carrots, ...

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Homemade Banana Nut Bread

Banana Bread


Banana Bread is an easy recipe producing a moist bread or homemade banana muffins. Nuts can be omitted if desired. Although walnuts add calories, Americans are encouraged to add nuts to their diets. Walnuts are a good source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. Nutrition Information Nutrition information includes nuts. Reduce sugar ...

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