5 posts tagged beans

Dietitian Approved Pantry Items

A collection of dietitian approved pantry items that make mealtime smoother and can be used in an pinch to add healthy ingredients to your meals.  Continue Reading

25 Recipes Using Beans & Lentils

A collection of 25 delicious recipes using beans and lentils. Perfect for Meatless Monday inspiration, healthy lunches and filling dinners. Continue Reading

The Holy Grail of Hummus

Using it in place of ranch dressing or dip with chopped up veggies is a great way to not only get your veggies for the day but hummus also provides protein and fiber for your healthy lifestyle. Another option is to serve with a few slices of flatbread and a salad for lunch for a filling meal.   The best part...it is soooo easy (and cheap) to make! A couple cans of Chickpeas, Lemon Juice, Garlic, and Tahini (a paste made from sesame seeds, can be found at most grocery stores ... Continue Reading

Hearty Chickpea Soup

It wasn't until I started cooking soups myself at home that I began to see the light! Soups can be a great meal (or part of a meal) when made with low sodium broths, vegetables, beans/lentils, great spices and lean proteins (turkey sausage, chicken, fish, etc). I love adding a little heat, since spice can add a lot of flavor to food instead of relying on heavy creams. This was my first time making this Hearty Chickpea Soup that I originally found on Pinterest (seriously, what did we ... Continue Reading

Friday Favorite – Roasted Curry Chickpeas

To make a balanced and filling meal at dinner time, I try to include a protein (meat, fish, pork, chicken), a vegetable/salad, and beans/lentils/legumes.   This Friday Favorite is a fast and super simple side dish that is so good! Roasted Curried Chickpeas....you guys they are so crunchy and have so much flavor! Simple and quick they have become a staple side dish at our house. Beans are a great source in protein, low in calorie and a good source of fiber. I hope you enjoy! ​​ Continue Reading