Category: vegetables

white and black beans with onions and peppers

White and Black Beans with Onions and Peppers

19% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

1 cup finely chopped red onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons Equal Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained
Red and green pepper rings

*May substitute 3 packets Equal sweetener

Saute onions and garlic in oil until crisp tender in medium skillet; remove from heat and cool until warm.

Stir vinegar, peppers, parsley, Equal , salt and pepper into onions.

Pour onion mixture over combined beans in a bowl; mix well. Garnish with pepper rings.

Nutrition information per serving: 174 cal., 9 g pro., 27 g carb., 4 g fat, 0 mg chol., 78 mg sodium

Food exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat

sweet and sour carrots

Sweet and Sour Carrots

26% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

2 cups carrot slices, 1/4 inch in length
1/2 cup celery slices, 1/2 inch in length
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits (drain and reserve juice)
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon light soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup Equal