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Quick Low-Calorie Dinner Recipes (Slide 24)

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Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa.

Recipe: Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

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