Healthy Diet - Southwestern Wraps

Sometimes, finding something quick and easy for lunch can be a real hassle. Here’s a recipe for something you can throw together in just a few minutes that’s healthy and tastes great: Southwestern Wraps!


  • 1 C. tomatoes, diced
  • 1 ½ T. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 fat-free 10” flour tortillas
  • 1 C. low-fat black bean dip
  • 1 C. chopped lettuce
  • ½ C. finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ C. reduced-fat sour cream
  • ½ C. salsa

In a small bowl, mix together tomatoes and cilantro. Set aside.

Warm tortillas two at a time in microwave by placing between a paper towel and heating on high for 20 seconds.

Transfer the black bean dip from its package into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir to make sure the dip is heated through.

To assemble, spread ¼ of the black bean dip on 1 tortilla. Top with ¼ of the

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Consider your goals

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Healthy Eating: Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast

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Healthy Eating: Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
    2 slices
  • rye bread, toasted

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add broccoli, and cook

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