Tasty Bean Recipes

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Moroccan chickpea stew

If you want to add a fiber-rich lean protein source to your meals, beans are your best bet. This week, we're sharing 5 recipes to showcase the versatility of beans – from garbanzos to lentils, to peas, and every other bean in between.

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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your stew over the quinoa with arugula and yogurt. You can add another small item to the 25% part of the plate. Grilled chicken would work great if your family is more likely to enjoy the meal that way.

75% water-fiber foods – chickpeas, onion, garlic, butternut squash, bell pepper, red lentils, chickpeas, tomato sauce, ginger, quinoa, arugula
25% foods – yogurt

Tuscan White Bean Skillet

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your white bean skillet over brown rice for a filling lunch or supper. The 25% part of the plate is up to you. A mini cupcake would be delicious.

75%water-fiber foods – beans, artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, kale, yellow onion, garlic, brown rice
25% foods – sun-dried tomatoes, mini-cupcake

Refried Black Beans

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Use your black beans to make bean tacos and serve with roasted asparagus and berries for a filling 75% meal.

75% water-fiber foods – black beans, onion, garlic, avocado, tomatoes, pico, asparagus, berries
25% foods – oil, tortillas

Lentil Bolognese

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your sauce over the pasta of your choice. A side of steamed broccoli and tossed salad would round off the meal nicely.

75% water-fiber foods –lentils, garlic, onions, mushrooms, diced tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, cucumber, carrots
25% foods – pasta, dressing

Kidney Bean Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve your bean salad with roasted pierogies and veggies for a lovely 75% dinner.

75% water-fiber foods – kidney beans, cucumbers, cilantro, onion, heirloom tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, mushrooms, sweet potatoes
25% foods –dressing, pierogies

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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