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This fun and stackable dish is simple, delicious, and goes over well with all ages.  It’s great for get-togethers as everyone can share in the fun by bringing a topping. With so many food groups incorporated, this meal is not only hearty, but heart healthy.

Serves: 6


  •  2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  •  1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  •  1 small shallot, minced
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  1 cup Chicken, shredded
  •  1 tablespoon chili powder (less or more according to your taste)
  •  1 teaspoon cumin
  •  1 cup salsa

 Prepare following items and place in individual bowls on table:

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package good quality corn tortilla chips
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce – rinsed, dried, and shredded OR 1 pkg spring mix lettuce
  • 2 – 3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 – 2 lg avocados, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • salsa (your favorite)


  1. In frying pan, saute shallot in oil
  2. When translucent stir in cumin and chili powder
  3. When incorporated stir in beans, corn, chicken
  4. Add salsa, stir,  and let come to a simmer
  5. Heat through on low
  6. While this is heating prepare the toppings

These are easy to make and are always a hit. Chips are the base.  Then each person starts with the bean/corn/chicken mixture then adds what they want.  Very satisfying and good for you.  Enjoy!

About the author:

Julie M. has been a Coach-Net Member since 2014.  Julie recently wrote in to us with a sincere and heart-felt request for healthier recipes.  She commented that “if we all encourage better eating we will all live longer and be able to RV longer. ” She then, thoughtfully, sent in one of her favorites healthy recipes.  Thank you Julie and Happy RVing!