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Battling The Bulge On A Budget

2 tablespoons ranch-style dressing mix

2 tablespoons sour cream, light

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1/4 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 dash onion powder

1 dash garlic powder

1 dash cumin

2 cups mixed salad greens

2 tablespoons black beans, canned, rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons frozen corn kernels, thawed and drained

2 each cherry tomato, halved

1 ounce chicken breast, grilled and chopped (chopped goes a longer way)


Mix the first 8 ingredients in a bowl.

In a large serving bowl or plate, mix the salad greens, blacked beans, corn, tomatoes, and chicken.

Top with the salad dressing made previously.


1 serving. 211 calories.

1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

This is definitely the kind of salad that you can add your own flavors to as well. If you like olives, add them! (I like olives on pizza but…

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About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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