Black Bean Recipes

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Black beans are one of the best sources of fiber, and a wonderful food to help balance blood sugar levels. Pick your favorite recipe from the list below and cook it this week.

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Cuban Black Bean Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: This soup is a lovely dinner. Serve with baked corn chips as your 25% part of the plate.

75% fiber foods – black beans, onions, garlic, celery, carrots, red pepper, diced tomatoes, green onion, avocado, cilantro
25% foods – sour cream, chips

Black Bean Egg Breakfast

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve breakfast as directed in the recipe, but skip the sour cream to reduce the amount of saturated fat and 25% foods.

75% fiber foods – black beans, onion, garlic, cilantro, tomato, avocado 
25% foods – egg, tortillas

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a stuffed sweet potato as directed in the recipe post.

75% fiber foods – sweet potato, black beans, cherry tomatoes, corn, cilantro, red onion, garlic, avocado
25% foods – olive oil, yogurt

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy a generous bowl for lunch or dinner.

75% fiber foods – onion, celery, carrot, red bell pepper, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans, black beans, corn
25% foods – chicken, cheese, oil

Recipe Tip: Use only 1 cup of shredded chicken, 1/2 cup low-fat cheese, and choose olive oil to reduce the amount of saturated fat in the recipe.

Black Bean Tacos

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy two tacos topped with guacamole. Double the amount of veggies in each taco.

75% fiber foods – black beans, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, pico, shredded lettuce, guacamole/avocado
25% foods – tortillas, olive oil

Recipe Tip: Make this meal more diabetic friendly by using corn instead of flour tortillas.

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