Dr. Muriel Wagner has been a contributor to ask your neighbor for over 30 years! Here is her recipe for a quick, healthy, zero fat bowl of chili.


1 can (14.5 oz.) Brook's Just for Chili Diced Tomatoes
1 can (15.5 oz.) Brook's Mild Chili Beans
1/2 c. salsa
1 can (8.5 oz.) whole kernel corn, no salt added
3 oz. shredded fat-free Cheddar cheese

Mix beans, tomatoes, salsa and corn in a (2-quart) microwave-safe dish. Cook on high for 4 minutes. Portion into four microwave-safe bowls. Divide cheese among bowls and return to microwave to melt cheese (about 1 minute.)
(Serves 4)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories: 209; Total Fat: 0 g.; Saturated Fat: 0 g.; Cholesterol: 0 mg.; Sodium 860 mg.; Food Exchanges: 1 Lean Meat; 2 Breads.

Muriel G. Wagner is a registered dietitian and nutrition therapist with an office located in Southfield Michigan. She publishes "Eating Younger," a quarterly newsletter filled with recipes and nutrition tips. To subscribe, send a check or money order for $13.50 to:
Eating Younger,
P.O. Box 69021,
Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069

The 5-Minute Chili recipe is from our January 1998, Menu Minder publication.