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| August 01, 2006

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 400 Calories, 13g Fat (36.7% calories from fat), 19g Protein, 29g Carbohydrate, 7g Dietary Fiber, 11mg Cholesterol, 348mg Sodium

Broccoli Bacon Craisin Salad
8 oz. Mann’s Broccoli Slaw
1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup Craisins
2 T. Oscar Mayer Real Bacon Bits
4 T. Kraft Sun Dried Tomato Salad Dressing

Toss all ingredients in a large bowl to mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Serves two.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 281 Calories, 16g Fat (48.8% calories from fat), 10g Protein, 28g Carbohydrate, 6g Dietary Fiber, 5mg Cholesterol, 596mg Sodium.

Grilled Black Bean Burrito
2 whole Tam-X-ico’s Wheat Tortillas
1 cup Trappey’s Jalapinto Pinto Beans, mashed
2 oz. low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1 T. chopped jalapeno pepper (optional)

Warm tortillas on griddle or in microwave. Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Divide bean mixture in half and spoon onto center of tortilla lengthwise leaving about 4 inches at bottom of tortilla. Fold the short end of the tortilla up so the contents don’t spill out of the bottom. Fold one of the long sides over the top of the filling. Place your fingers perpendicular across the fold, cup the tortilla over the filling and push the edge against the filling to make sure the fold is tight. Wrap the remaining long end over both folds.

Heat a fry pan or griddle, spray with non-stick spray and grill burrito until golden brown. Flip and grill until remaining side is golden brown. Top with pico de gallo and serve immediately. Serves two.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 304 Calories; 7g Fat (20.9% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 13g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 985mg Sodium.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
2 cups 2% milk
1/2 cup ice
2 scoops Designer Whey French Vanilla Protein Mix
1 cup Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 T. Bob’s Red Mill Flaxseed Meal
Mix all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 268 Calories; 8g Fat (25.1% calories from fat); 29g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 48mg Cholesterol; 187mg Sodium.
Randy Pollak

For more recipes and health tips, please visit my website, where you will be able to download my “Healthy Foods Pantry,” a list of healthy foods, and my “Healthy Eating” tips and exercise tips for truck drivers.

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