Archive for April, 2011

Black Beans!

Black beans have to be the most popular kind of bean. I’m no bean expert, but black beans are in a lot of dishes, and are usually the go to bean for some of the most popular dishes. Filled with fiber, protein and loaded with anti-oxidents, they are a fantastic food to include in your diet.

Beans help fill you up, and will help to keep you feeling satisfied longer. They are great if you are trying to lose weight, or trying to eat a more whole foods diet. Use black beans instead of using animal products, or processed foods.

Also, if  you do not have a pressure cooker yet, get one! They cook black beans in about 3 minutes. They also cook garbanzo beans in 10 minutes… it is my favorite kitchen tool.

Some easy things you can do with black beans: Beans and rice! black beans, brown rice, lots of chopped veggies and salsa. Chili – diced tomatoes (no salt added), chili seasoning, mixed veggies, peppers and black beans.

There are a lot of great recipes that use black beans! What kind of recipes? Well, I just happen to have some awesome recipes that I think you will love, yes, one of them is for brownies.

Tropical Black Bean and Collard Soup

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Vegan Smokey Black Bean and Tofu Enchiladas

Black Bean Hummus

Black Bean and Rice Extravaganza

Black Bean and Qunioa Chili

and last but not least…. Black Bean Brownies! *just a note, I’ve made these using homemade date syrup and gluten free oats and they came out really well!

This week, put some black beans in your shopping cart and enjoy!



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