Quick and Easy Cuban Style Black Beans (from canned!)

Quick and Easy Cuban Style Black Beans (from canned)- HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

These quick black beans are flavorful, fiber-ful, and just pretty! Smokey cumin compliments the combination of onions, garlic and bell peppers known collectively as “sofrito”, or “the Holy Trinity”. Despite seeming to be too quick to be true, these legumes make a delectable nutrient rich side dish.

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(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig

(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig - HeDoesXrayIDoFood

These addictive, protein rich bon-bon like balls are moist with great texture and very little sugar. Unlike most “Energy Ball” recipes, they contain no coconut oil whatsoever, keeping the fat content low. The crunch from rough chopped nuts is balance by the sweet chew of dried fruit and (quick cooking) oats. They satisfy the midday munchies with guilt free nutrition. And when kept in a sandwich bag in my purse, they make a happy girl out of my perpetually HANGRY niece!

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Easy Side Dish, “Macho” Peas (from Frozen!)

Easy Side Dish, "Macho" Peas (from Frozen!)-HeDoesXrayIDoFood.com

This is one of the easiest last minute side dishes to make to brighten up the dinner table. The cool mint balances out spicy chili paste while the sweetness from the peas serves as a perfect vessel for those flavors.

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