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    When I was pregnant with my son, all I wanted in life was Mexican food. Every. Single. Day. It may be true what they say about boy-driven cravings—it’s all about the frat food. This was a dish I came up with to satisfy some of those cravings in a mindful way, rather than constantly caving to my ultimate weakness: chips and salsa (which I would happily have eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The millet is hearty and filling, and the beans provide a good amount of protein and fiber, which helped keep me full...especially useful because I always seemed to be hungry. I love to throw the peppery arugula and radishes in this mix because they lighten it up a bit and give good crunch. The dressing is bright and tangy, with lots of lime and toasted cumin. If you go for the extras, a ladle of salsa and little dollop of sour cream at the end makes it all very messy, but very, very delicious.

    Ingredients

    • Kosher salt
    • 1 1/2 cups millet
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (3 to 4 limes), plus 1 lime cut into wedges for serving
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
    • Freshly cracked black pepper
    • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto or black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 4 radishes, halved and thinly sliced
    • 4 scallions, finely chopped
    • 4 cups baby arugula or torn arugula
    • 3/4 cup crumbled Cotija, feta, or goat cheese
    • 1/4 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
    • Salsa and sour cream for serving (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 8
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 299 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 14 g 21.01%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.4%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 13 mg 4.38%
    • Sodium: 85 mg 3.52%
    • Calcium: 46 mg 4.57%
    • Potassium: 192 mg 5.5%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 37 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 22.87%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 9 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 4.53%
    • Vitamin C 10.7%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables2
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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