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Healthified Mexican Bean Salad

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15% fewer calories • 30% less fat • 68% more vitamin A than the original recipe. Bean salad gets sassy and healthier, too.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Salad

2
cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (15 oz) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (11 oz) no-salt-added whole kernel sweet corn, drained
1 1/2
cups grape tomatoes, each cut in half
1
cup chopped green bell pepper (1 medium)
1
cup chopped red bell pepper (1 medium)
1/2
cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Dressing

3
tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
3
tablespoons canola oil
1
tablespoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, mix salad ingredients. In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with wire whisk until blended.
  • 2 Pour dressing over salad; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to blend flavors.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 3g
  • Vitamin C Added 40%
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
13g
13%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

The Original vs. Healthified

Live Better America lets you enjoy your favorite dishes without worry or guilt. Our nutritionists switch ingredients, reduce amounts and use other kitchen tricks to turn the original recipes into Healthified recipes that are good and good for you.

Before After
1 can (15.5 oz) whole kernel corn, drained 1 can (11 oz) Green Giant® SteamCrisp® Niblets® no-salt-added whole kernel sweet corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, each cut in half
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (1 medium)
1 cup Italian dressing 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (1 medium)
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package) 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
340 (before)
290 (after)
Total Fat
 
 
10 g (before)
7 g (after)
Vitamin C (%DV)
 
 
20 % (before)
60 % (after)

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Expert Tips

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/09/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
560mg
560%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
13g
13%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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