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Healthy Living Expo September 20-21, 2018

Black Bean Enchiladas

, by Weight Loss Challenge

Reducing your consumption of meat (specifically, red and other processed meats) can drastically improve your health. A study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health concluded that cutting out meat just once a week significantly decrease your risk of heart disease. Cutting back on the consumption of these meats can also reduce risk of diabetes and colon cancers and can even help to curb obesity. 

Try this recipe for black bean enchiladas for a healthy, meatless meal. The hearty beans and melty cheese make this dish so delicious and satisfying that you're family won't even miss the meat!

Black Bean Enchiladas
Serves 4

1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 
2 tsp. chili powder 
1 tsp. ground cumin 
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional) 
1/2 cup salsa of your choice 
4 (9-inch) whole-wheat tortillas 
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese 
1/2 cup chopped scallions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
Coat a shallow baking pan with cooking spray and set aside. 
In large bowl, combine the beans, chili powder, cumin, jalapeno and 1/4 cup of the salsa. Mash the ingredients with a fork until blended. 
Spoon the mixture onto the center of each tortilla. Roll each tortilla, fold in the ends and place side-by-side in the bottom of prepared pan.
Top each rolled tortilla with the 
remaining salsa, cheese and scallions. 
Cover the pan with foil and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 more minutes, until the cheese is golden. Serve immediately. 

295 calories, 9 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 g carbs, 18 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 510 mg sodium. 


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