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Kids a Cookin' - Olé Frijoles Dip

This great-tasting dip is good with veggies and chips alike. The recipe, provided by the Family Nutrition Program at Kansas State University Research and Extension, makes 4 servings.

Kids a Cookin' - Olé Frijoles DipIngredients:
1 cup low-fat refried beans
1/4 cup mild taco sauce or salsa
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
For dipping - corn chips, baby carrots or celery

Directions:
1. Remember to wash your hands!

2. Wash lid on refried beans can. Open with clean can opener.

3. In a microwave-safe medium bowl, combine beans, taco sauce and cheese. Mix gently.

4. Heat 1 minute in microwave or until cheese melts.

5. Remove bowl from microwave, using hot pads.

6. Serve warm or cold with corn chips, carrots or celery.

7. Refrigerate any leftover bean dip.

Per serving: 13g carbohydrates; 4g dietary fiber; 7g protein; 3g of fat (2g saturated); 10mg cholesterol; 390mg sodium; 110 calories.

Helpful hints:
Meat foods help build and repair the body. Beans, nuts and peanuts are also part of the meat group. Pinto beans and black beans are favorites for making refried beans. The word "frijoles" means "beans" in Spanish.

Safety tip:
Always wash the lids of canned foods before opening because germs can be hiding there. Another important food safety rule is to clean the can opener each time it is used.

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