A Kid-Pleasing, Crowd-Pleasing Salad

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With only six ingredients, Health-e-Recipe for Colorful Southwestern Black Bean Salad gets high marks in all categories: it’s easy and quick to prepare, filling, healthy, cancer-preventive and delicious.Colorful Southwest Bean Salad2 cropped DSC_9928 copy 3

The 5 grams of cancer-fighting dietary fiber in each serving come from the vegetables and black beans, all rich in phytochemicals. A little olive oil and tomato salsa spread a piquant flavor  throughout this yummy salad. Serve it in a brightly colored bowl.

Kids like it too, as proven in our supermarket taste test this Spring, where AICR staff and Super Kids Nutrition originator Melissa Halas Liang, RD (right in photo below), dished out portions to delighted children and parents as part of our HealthMHL mom and kid cropped brushed smy Kids Today – Prevent Cancer Tomorrow campaign.

At only 125 calories per serving, you can add a half-cup of brown rice or a 6-inch whole-wheat tortilla to make it a healthy lunch. Eat another vegetable with it and have a piece of fresh fruit for dessert to round it into a meal.

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    Author: Cathy Wolz

    Catherine Wolz is a writer, editor, and publications consultant for AICR.

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