Tasty Black Bean Recipes

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black bean, corn, tomato, avocado salad

This week we're sharing 5 ways you can add black beans to your plate. If you're not a black bean fan, feel free to use another bean instead – navy, cannellini, pinto, red, kidney, or great northern beans.

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Black Bean and Corn Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad on top of brown rice for a lovely meal. Fresh watermelon would make a refreshing dessert.

75%water-fiber – foods black beans, tomatoes, corn, avocado, brown rice, watermelon
25% – foods none

Black Bean Egg Hash

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your hash with a cup of berries to finish the meal on a sweet note for breakfast or dinner.

75% water-fiber foods – potatoes, black beans, onions, avocado, berries
25% foods – egg

Chicken and Black Bean Burrito Skillet

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your skillet dish over quinoa to increase the amount of 75% fiber foods, and make sure the amount of chicken/cheese doesn't spill over the 25% zone. Fresh mango would make a sweet dessert here.

75% water-fiber foods – black beans, red onion, avocado, bell pepper, corn, cilantro, quinoa, mango
25% foods – chicken, cheese

Brownie Batter Dip (Secret Ingredient!)

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Top your oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of the dip and your favorite fruit - berries, bananas, peaches, etc.

75% water-fiber foods – black beans, oatmeal, fruit
25% foods – pecans, flour

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your black bean soup on top of your favorite chips for a fun 75% lunch or dinner. Add fresh toppings like avocado and tomato.

75% water-fiber foods – black beans, celery, onions, carrots, bell peppers, orange, avocado, tomato
25% foods – chips

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. For a more detailed explanation, watch read this article.

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