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Join the Meatless Monday movement. Abstaining from meat is a healthy way to reduce calories and cholesterol in your diet. Plus, meatless meals can taste absolutely delicious! Try the recipe below: Corn and Black Bean Burritos

These burritos are high in flavor and easy to make
Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners
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Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
20 minutes 5 minutes 12 servings 1 burrito

¼ C scallions (green onions), rinsed and sliced into ¼-inch wide circles, including green tops

¼ C celery, rinsed and finely diced

1¼ C frozen yellow corn

½ ripe avocado, peeled and diced

2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (or substitute 2 tsp dried coriander)

1 can (15½ oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

¼ C reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese

¼ C salsa or taco sauce (look for lowest sodium version)

12 (9-inch) whole-wheat tortillas

Photograph of the completed recipe.

calories 189
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 257 mg
Total fiber 3 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrates 34 g
Potassium 204 mg


Preheat oven to 350 °F.


Combine scallions, celery, and corn in a small saucepan. Add just enough water to cover.


Cover, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes, until vegetables soften. Drain vegetables. Set aside to cool.


Combine avocado, cilantro, and beans in a large mixing bowl. Add cheese and salsa, and mix.


When corn mixture has cooled slightly, add to avocado mixture.


In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, warm each tortilla about 15 seconds on each side. Place each tortilla on a flat surface. Spoon ⅓ cup of the mixture into the center of the tortilla. Fold the top and bottom of the tortilla over the filling. Fold in the sides to make a closed packet.


Repeat with the remaining tortillas.


When all tortillas are wrapped, continue heating in the oven 5 minutes, until all are warm and cheese is melted.

Tip: Try serving with extra salsa on the side.
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Interesting health facts about our Presidents on this President’s Day.Happy Presidents Day! Our offices are closed but our minds are still thinking about your health and the health of our presidents. From chronic conditions to strange health rituals, the presidents were an interesting - often resilient - group. Their struggles show that even the President isn't immune to poor health. More importantly, they show that it's possible to accomplish great things in spite of the conditions we face. Click the link to view a larger version of the infographic. ... See MoreSee Less

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