Red Bean Recipes

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Beans, like red beans, are an affordable source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins that offer many health benefits including improving gut health, preventing fatty liver, stabilizing blood sugar levels and reducing the risk of heart disease. Which of these 5 recipes featuring red beans are you going to add to your regular menu? 

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Cuban Quinoa and Red Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve this Cuban Quinoa and Red Beans with the avocado garnish and a side of sautéed veggies.

75% fiber foods – quinoa, green bell pepper, red beans, red onion, avocado, jalapeño, sautéed veggies
25% foods – oil, butter  

Recipe Note: For the veggie sauté recipe, use just 1 tablespoon of oil and leave the butter out to keep the fat at a healthy level.

Puerto Rican Style Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use the Puerto Rican beans as a topping over brown rice. Serve with fresh papaya for dessert.

75% fiber foods – cilantro, onion, jalapeño, garlic, bell pepper, tomato sauce, red beans, potato, brown rice, papaya
25% foods – olive oil

Turkey Red Bean Chili

Make it a Full Plate Meal: A large bowl of this chili would be delicious topped with avocado salsa. Not a meat eater? Use Gardein Ground Be'f instead or double up on the beans.

75% fiber foods – red beans, onion, garlic, diced tomatoes, avocado, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, onion
25% foods – turkey or Gardein Ground Be'f, brown sugar

Creole Red Beans and Rice

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Prepare your red beans and rice with brown rice so the sausage can be the 25% part of the plate. If you don't eat meat, you can use beans instead of the sausage or try Tofurkey Sausage.

75% fiber foods – onion, bell pepper, garlic, beans, tomato sauce, green onions, fresh parsley, brown rice
25% foods – oil, sausage, white rice

Recipe Note: Use just one tablespoon of oil to reduce the amount of fat in this recipe.

Spinach and Red Beans Shakshuka

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve with roasted potatoes for a delicious breakfast. 

75% fiber foods – bell peppers, tomatoes, red beans, onion, garlic, tomato paste, spinach, fresh parsley, potatoes
25% foods – eggs, yogurt 

Recipe Note: Use plan fat-free yogurt to reduce the amount of saturated fat. 

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