Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Try eating 1/2 cup serving 4 times per week.
Pinto, navy, Great Northern, lima, garbanzo, lentils, green beans, sugar snap peas, green peas, green beans, lima beans, and all whole dried beans.
GAS YOU SAY?
Yes they can give you gas but your body can become familiar with them and reduce the gas in time. There is always Beano!
BENEFITS TO EATING BEANS
*High protein, low fat
*Help regulate blood sugar while providing slow burning energy
*Fill you up!
*Preventative to cancers
TIPS WHILE SHOPPING FOR BEANS
*Buy beans that are low in sodium or wash them to reduce sodium
HOW TO INCORPORATE BEANS IN YOUR DIET?
*Hummus (puree garbanzo beans with chopped garlic and olive oil)
*Bean salad (mixture of beans with herbs and olive oil)
*Beans with pasta for pasta e fagioli
*Mash beans and use as a sandwich spread
***ALL INFORMATION IS TAKEN FROM THE SUPER FOODS RX BOOK***
HOW I AM ADDING BEANS TO MY DIET THIS WEEK
I opened a can of black beans and put a 1/2 cup on top of my salad and took the other 2 -1/2 cup servings and put them in containers in the fridge for later use.
I will post my "Super Salad" in the next post.
I'd love your comments and questions.