Lentil Granola Bars

Ingredients: 2/3 cup shredded coconut 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup pellet-like bran cereal 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup lentil puree* 1/2 cup canola oil 1 egg, beaten 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, dried cranberries or raisins   Directions:  Preheat oven to 350F. Make sure …

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Bean burritos

What you need: 1 cup of cooked brown rice 1 14 oz can kidney, black or pinto beans drained and rinsed 1 cup of corn kernels, canned or frozen ¾ cup of mild salsa 10 flour tortillas (25 cm), warmed 1 ¼ cups of shredded cheddar cheese How to: In a non-stick pan over medium …

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Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Grand Price Winner – 2016 Healthy Start Recipe Challenge What you need: 2 cans black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed* 1½ cups whole wheat flour 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp. salt 6 large eggs 2 cups granulated sugar ½ cup unsweetened applesauce ¼ cup canola oil 4 tsp. vanilla …

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Cabbage and red bean salad

Ingredients 3 cups of chopped cabbage 1 can of red beans, rinsed 2 green onions, chopped 1 red pepper, diced ¼ cup feta cheese, diced ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup lemon juice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 pressed cloves of garlic Directions Mix the chopped vegetables, feta and parsley in a large bowl. Add …

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What you need: 1 cup basmati or long grain rice ½ cup small yellow lentils 1 potato, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 cup chopped cauliflower 1 cup peas 1 tsp. salt 1 ½ tbsp. non-hydrogenated margarine How to: Wash rice and lentils together a few times until the water is clear. Soak for at least …

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