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It turns out, there are ways to eat healthier foods than are actually cheaper than processed ones.

In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, carrots, onions, beans, lettuce, bananas and orange juice are all less expensive per portion than soda, ice cream, chocolate candy, french fries, sweet rolls and deep-fat fried chicken patties.

Here are three innovative recipe ideas using the same good-for-you ingredient - black beans - from Debbie Hugo of Weight Watchers.

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