North Of The Border Bean Salsa
Contributed by: NAPSA
Eating "Heart Healthy"
(NAPSA) - Many health-conscious Americans are waking-ep to the following fact: Eating heart-healthy snacks and meals may help increase life span, enepgy levels and overall well-being.
One of the easiest-and tastiest-ways to cut the fat in your diet is to eat natural foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals. For example, rice is cholesterol-free, contains only a trace of fat and is enriched with thiamin, niacin, and iron. Beans are also a delicious low-fat choice; they are high in fiber and folic acid and are a great source of protein. In fact, as part of a low-fat diet combined with regular exercise, beans are recognized in helping prevent cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Fortunately, consumers striving for a healthier lifestyle don't have to miss out on great taste and rich flavor. There are a variety of dishes to choose from. For example:
- 1 package (10 oz.) frozen corn
- 1 can Goya Black Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can Goya Small White Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 3/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and diced
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- 2 tsp. Minced Garlic
- 3 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
- 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 3 tbsp. Goya Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.