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2/11/11 11:58 A

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I sure hope so. I go through 2 cans a week. I get the fat free. I LOVE Mexican food and I'm not big on meat. I worry about my protein. I've just started my second month of this lifestyle change so I'm still learning about foods and how to eat. I'm the one that eats the same things all the time, I don't try anything new and I'm super super picky. Well I'm trying new recipes, vegetables, "veggie" meats and so far I'm having fun with it. I'd go crazy without my beans though. :)

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1/27/11 10:45 A

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Oh, SO many yummy recipes to try!

I buy the cheapest canned refried beans - I have found that the sodium in them is lower than the higher priced ones like Old El Paso or Taco Bell. I have gotten my kids addicted to bean burritos on whole grain tortillas. We put a little taco sauce, fat-free sour cream, and low fat cheese in them too - tastes just like our favorite fast food version, with less fat and more fiber. Mmm . . . Think I may have to have one for lunch now, THANKS GUYS! emoticon



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12/23/10 3:09 A

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I'll definitely try out that crock pot recipe!

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11/29/10 12:21 P

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That Taco Salad sounds great! I would miss the crunch from the chips, so I came up with an alternative. I use Thomas's Whole Wheat mini-pitas. They are about 4 inches (-ish) in diameter. I slice one open, then cut each half into 4 triangles. Sprinkle with a bit of garlic powder (or maybe your Taco Seasoning?) and bake until toasty.

A great alternative to nacho chips, and only 70 calories! It helps to fit a bit of carbs into the meal, as well...

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11/27/10 2:52 P

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Refried black beans (fat-free) are the best ones if you are going to go canned. I can't tell a difference in the taste, but the protein content is higher. Good luck.

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11/5/10 3:31 P

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I was thinking of a taco salad for dinner like this:

bed of any and all raw veggies
then refried beans
diced chicken beast sprinkled with taco bell taco seasoning put on top of the salad
then salsa on top
then fat free sour cream on top

without the refried beans at 90cal per serv that is only about

100cal chicken 3oz - premeasured and counted
about 50 cal for the salad raw veggies
about 10 cal for the salsa
about 60 cal for the sour cream

so 220 WITHOUT the refried beans
BUT the cal are not so bad with the beans i really just wanted it hearty and to beef it up a bit since they have that beef flavor and i dont eat beef anymore.

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11/5/10 1:25 P

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Thanks for the slow cooker recipe. I'm definitely going to try it!

I usually buy canned reduced sodium black beans or pinto beans. Drain and heat up in a sauce pan with a tsp of butter and season with pepper and garlic powder. I usually don't smash the beans, just leave them whole.

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11/5/10 12:35 P

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Thanks for the recipe, PUCKYGIRL!!That looks super simple and delicious! :) I will definitely be trying that, as I love "refried" beans, but don't like the amount of sodium included in the canned versions.

I love vegetarian burrito's, by filling a whole wheat or whole grain tortilla, burrito style, with refried beans and roasted garlic-seasoned broccoli. After wrapping it up, I grill it for a couple of minutes to warm everything up and get the grill marks. It's super yummy and satisfying!

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11/5/10 11:39 A

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Store bought in moderation.

I make my own in a crockpot. A package of pinto beans (1 lb) cumin & chili powder.
I put the beans in the crockpot and just cover with water (about 5-6 cups, add cumin & chili powder to your liking (I use about 1 Tablespoon of each. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours depending on crockpot of course.When beans are done, run them through your food processor to desired thickness.you can also season them again if you like. I package 1/4 cup in snack bags and pull out of freezer when I want them and micro for about 2 mins depending on microwave.YUMMY! Enjoy!Only about 60 calories and better for you than the store bought.
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11/5/10 11:34 A

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If you get the vegetarian or fat free kind, then yes. Eat with brown rice for a complete protein replacement. Better is whole beans, though. Fried is kind of a misnomer of what they are anymore, anyway.

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11/5/10 11:15 A

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Are refried beans good for eating healthy? As a meat replacement thanks. Im leary of the word "fried"

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