Budget-friendly, healthy recipes available free through EatFresh

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG) - Eating healthier is a common goal, but can too often be expensive. A guest with the Florida Department of Health in Bay County joined us in our studio to demonstrate ways to improve your nutrition without breaking the bank..

In this segment, Public Health Services Manager Heather Kretzer demonstrates how to make a "Three Sisters Salad", just one recipe available on EatFresh.

EatFresh.org is an online recipe and nutrition resource for individuals and families on food assistance. Started as a project of the California Department of Social Services SNAP-Ed program, it is a resource for anyone who wants to improve their health.

If you want to recreate this recipe at home, here's how:

You will need:

One 15-ounce can low-sodium or no salt added beans such as black, kidney, or garbanzo beans
One 11-ounce can corn with red and green peppers drained or 1 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
One small zucchini, chopped
One tablespoon of chopped cilantro
Two tablespoons of lime juice (about a half of a lime)
One jalapeño with the see removed, finely chopped (optional)

1. Carefully open can of beans. Drain beans and pour into a medium bowl.
2. Add corn, zucchini, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeño (if desired).
3. Stir to combine. Serve right away or refrigerate for later.

For nutritional facts, check out the link attached to this article.

For Kretzer's full demonstration, watch Jessica's full interview.

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