Mexi Quinoa

I love quinoa with avocado!

Mexi Quinoa

1 c. fat free chicken broth

1 c. rinsed quinoa

15 oz. can black beans, rinsed & drained

14.5 oz can tomatoes with green chilies, drained

14 oz can roasted corn, drained

1/4 c. tamed jalapenos

dash garlic powder

1 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1 TB lime juice

1/4 c. chopped cilantro

1 avocado, diced

In large skillet add broth and quinoa. As that comes to a boil add beans, tomatoes, corn and jalapenos. Add garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin.  Cover and simmer until liquid is gone and quinoa is cooked.  Add lime juice, cilantro and avocado. Serve hot.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving=210 Calories; 6g Fat (23.6% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 555mg Sodium.

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Cowboy Tacos

It makes a nice sauce. You could eat it as a stew.

Cowboy Tacos

1 lb pork stew meat

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 c. chunky salsa

16 oz can chili beans

1/3 c. sugar free apricot preserves

Combine ingredients in 2 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for  3 to 4 hours.  Serve with taco shells or tortillas.

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 121 Calories; 5g Fat (32.9% calories from fat); 12g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 38mg Cholesterol; 261mg Sodium.

Yummy Artichoke Dip

OMG! This IS yummy!

Yummy Artichoke Dip

14 oz can artichoke hearts, drained

½ cup light mayo

1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese

½ c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 8z pkg greek cream cheese, softened

4 oz roasted chopped green chilis

Combine all ingredients in a 2 quart crock and cook on high 2 hours. Stir half way through to combine.

Yield: 4 cups. Per ¼ cup serving= 81 Calories; 4g Fat (49.0% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 175mg Sodium.