Quinoa & Black Beans

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Quinoa & Black Beans

Makes: 2 servings, about 1/2 cup each

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  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons broth, (or water)
  • 1/2 cup hot cooked quinoa


  1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper and onion and cook until almost tender. Add beans and broth (or water) to the pan. Cook until heated through. Stir in quinoa.


Per serving: 162 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 6 g protein; 4 g fiber; 60 mg sodium; 224 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, /2 vegetable, 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat

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