400 calorie (about) bean dinners............EASY........

400 calorie (about) bean dinners............EASY........

Joined: November 6th, 2005, 8:58 pm

April 7th, 2011, 4:33 pm #1

Mexican: 2 servings
1 can pinto beans
1 can hunts diced tomatoes
chili seasoning (about a TBs. from pkg. or just season your way)
heat thoroughly. Top each serving with 1/2 cup of cooked rice, chopped onion. You can add a little salsa and some
low fat sourcream at the table too. Cilantro if you have it.

Cajun:red beans and rice 2 servings
this is my diet version of a New Orleans classic
1 can kidney beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes, cajun seasoning to taste, some chopped fresh garlic.
heat throughly. Top each serving with 1/2 cup cooked rice. Season with hot sauce.

Navy beans;2 servings
1 can navy beans, 1 can tomatoes, salt, pepper. Heat and top each serving with, you guessed it, 1/2 c cooked rice. I chopped some onion up for a garnish on this.

Quick and easy after work and a serving is a good size satisfying bowl full. I make the rice ahead and just microwave a half cup in the bowl then add the bean/tomato mix after it is heated in pan.

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Polly
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April 7th, 2011, 8:12 pm #2

I have one too...

Sauteed garlic, 1 sm. jar roasted peppers (lightly drained & chopped) and 1 can cannelini beans in a little olive oil. Add about a Tbls. of balsamic vinegar (the beans soak up the flavor without it being vinegar-y).

Add 1 bag spinach. Saute and serve. Good with fish on top.
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Laurie
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April 8th, 2011, 1:10 pm #3

Thanks (((Harriet & Polly))) These look great :) nt
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Joined: November 6th, 2005, 8:58 pm

April 10th, 2011, 6:41 pm #4

I have one too...

Sauteed garlic, 1 sm. jar roasted peppers (lightly drained & chopped) and 1 can cannelini beans in a little olive oil. Add about a Tbls. of balsamic vinegar (the beans soak up the flavor without it being vinegar-y).

Add 1 bag spinach. Saute and serve. Good with fish on top.
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