White Bean Recipes

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White beans are a good source of both fiber and protein, making them a wonderful addition to your meals. They also taste pretty good.😉  Especially in the recipes below.


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White Beans with Tomatoes and Garlic

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve the beans over a slice of 100% whole wheat toast as your 25% part of the plate. A side of lemony greens would add a nice zest to this meal.

75% fiber foods – mixed greens, fresh sage, garlic, diced tomatoes, cannellini beans, fresh parsley
25% foods – bread, oil, crumbled bacon topping (optional)

Recipe Note: Use only 1 tablespoon of olive oil and skip the bacon to keep the fat in this recipe at healthy levels.

Golden Beans and Greens

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Plate over a cup of quinoa for a delicious supper. Grilled veggies would make a nice addition if you want a more substantial meal.

75% fiber foods – quinoa, veggies, white beans, leafy greens
25% foods – tahini sauce, oil

White Bean Smoothie

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Enjoy for breakfast or a refreshing light supper. Since beans add protein from a whole food source, the protein powder is unnecessary.

75% fiber foods – strawberries, blueberries, banana, white beans, cauliflower
25% foods – unsweetened plant milk, hemp seeds, almonds, protein powder

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with White Beans and Kale

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Top one sweet potato with the beans and kale mixture. A side salad would round out the meal nicely. 

75% fiber foods – sweet potato, side salad, shallot, garlic, fresh rosemary, white beans, kale
25% foods – olive oil, salad dressing

Slow Cooker Ribollita

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve a generous bowl of this soup with strawberry nice cream for dessert. 

75% fiber foods – cannellini beans, onion, carrot, celery, butternut squash, garlic, tomatoes, fresh herbs, kale
25% foods – bread, parmesan cheese 

Recipe Note: Use only 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to keep the saturated fat low in the recipe. 

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