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What are some recipes for healthy diets?

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For a healthy pumpkin soup recipe, heat 1/4 cup of water and add a chopped onion. Cook until the onion is tender. Add 1/2 cup of water, 1 can of pumpkin puree, 2 cups of unsalted vegetable broth, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Add 1 cup of milk, and heat until hot, but do not boil. Serve soup garnished with black pepper and chopped green onion tops.

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For a healthy hamburger substitute, try making black bean burgers with chipotle ketchup. Rinse and soak 1 1/4 cups of black beans overnight. The next day, mix the beans with 3 cups of water and 1 bay leaf. Cook this mixture for about an hour. Meanwhile, cook 2 plum tomatoes, half an onion and 2 garlic cloves. Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of wine vinegar, 1 diced chipotle chili in adobo sauce, 3/4 teaspoon of cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Cook until thickened, and then set aside to cool.

Heat 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil in a frying pan, and saute the remaining onion half, 1/2 of a red bell pepper and 2 garlic cloves. Remove from heat, add a 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and then set aside to cool. Combine the beans, onion mixture, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1 green onion in a food processor, seasoning with one teaspoon of cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add 1 egg and 3/4 cup of whole-grain bread crumbs. Form the bean mixture into six patties. Heat one tablespoon of canola oil in a frying pan, and cook the patties for about seven minutes until browned. Serve on a bun with a tomato slice, onion slice, lettuce and chipotle ketchup.

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