In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

Who needs Chili's when you have these? Recipes for Mexican that taste great and are dietetic!

By Kathy Manweiler

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Ordering an appetizer at a Mexican restaurant could eat up your calorie allowance for an entire day, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

The watchdog group says an item with ingredients such as fried chips, guacamole, cheese, refried beans and sour cream often contains as many as 2,000 calories. So it's no wonder that lots of Don't Say Diet readers keep requesting lighter versions of Mexican foods.

Today, I'm sharing my recipe for a healthy nine-layer dip.

Refried beans often contain lard, but this recipe uses mashed kidney beans. If you want to kick up the flavor, you could mix some salsa into the beans once they're mashed. I also chose reduced-fat versions of sour cream and cheese.

Plus, I make my own guacamole because some brands of guacamole are high in fat and calories. My guacamole recipe makes more than you'll need for this dip, but you can save the rest for another day or freeze it.

My homemade tortilla chips save more calories and fat grams because they're baked, not fried. These chips taste best when they're served straight from the oven, so if you're not going to eat them all at once, I recommend making the chips in smaller batches.

You can have a serving of my nine layer dip for 225 calories and 7 grams of fat.


For dip:

  • 2/3 cup light sour cream

  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

  • Dash salt

  • 1 16-ounce can of dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3/4 cup sharp Cheddar cheese made with 2 percent milk, finely shredded

  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives

  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1/2 cup lighter guacamole (recipe follows)

For chips:

16 6-inch corn tortillas

Cooking spray

Optional seasonings: Salt, chili pepper, cumin, cayenne pepper.

For lighter guacamole:

  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled and cut in half

  • 1/2 cup light sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion

  • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/2 cup tomato, seeded and chopped

To make guacamole: Use rubber or plastic gloves to seed the jalapeno peppers and finely chop them. In a food processor, combine one half of the avocado and the sour cream, onion, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, cumin and pepper. Cover and process until smooth. In a bowl, mash the remaining half of the avocado with a fork. Stir in the pureed avocado mixture and gently fold in tomato.

To make dip: Combine the light sour cream, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika and salt in a small bowl and mix well. Set aside. Put the beans in a microwave-safe shallow dish and mash them with a stick blender or a fork. Put the dish in the microwave and heat the beans 2 to 5 minutes, or unti hot. Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the beans. Spread the guacamole over the cheese. Sprinkle the olives over the guacamole. Spread the sour cream mixture over the olives. Sprinkle the green onions on the sour cream. Put the tomatoes on top of the green onion. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tomatoes and top with the fresh cilantro.

To make chips: Cut each tortilla into 8 wedges, put them on a baking sheet and spray them lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle on salt or other seasonings to taste, then bake the tortilla wedges for 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees, or until lightly toasted and crispy. Serve immediately.

Serves 8.

Per serving (1/8 of dip with 16 chips): 225 calories, 35 carb grams, 292mg sodium, 7 fat grams, 5 protein grams, no cholesterol, 5.6 fiber grams

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