Yummy Bean Recipes

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bean minestrone soup

This week, we're sharing recipes to showcase the versatility of beans – even in a sweet treat!

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15 Minute Baked Tostadas

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve two tostadas with a corn salad for a filling Mexican-style meal. The tortillas, cheese, and dressing will fill the 25% zone.

75% water-fiber foods – refried beans, black beans, avocado, pico, corn, onion, parsley, tomatoes
25% foods – tortilla, cheese, dressing

Minestrone Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve a full bowl of soup with a tossed salad for a meal to rival your local Italian restaurant.

75%water-fiber foods – onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, diced tomatoes, kidney beans, spinach, greens, fresh tomatoes, pepperoncini, chickpeas
25% foods – pasta, butter, oil

Recipe Note: Use either the butter or the oil instead of two for a healthier dish. Oil is typically healthier than butter.

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your red beans and rice with a 25% item of your choosing. Grilled fish or tofu would work well for this meal idea.

75% water-fiber foods – brown rice, beans, onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, parsley
25% foods – fish/tofu

Black Bean Breakfast Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve this bowl as pictured in the post for a hearty, filling breakfast. Some fresh apple slices would make a nice dessert.

75% water-fiber foods –black beans, onion, garlic, cilantro, tomatoes, avocados, apple
25% foods – egg, sour cream

Lentil Loaf

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve the lentil loaf with a tossed salad and mashed potatoes for a comfort meal everyone loves.

75% water-fiber foods – lentils, onion, carrots, celery, mushrooms, oats, tomato paste, potatoes, cauliflower
25% foods – Earth Balance Buttery Spread

Chocolate Dip

Creamy white beans, like navy or great northern beans, can be blended up in many different sauces. Including sweet ones.

75% water-fiber foods – beans, fresh fruit
25% foods – milk, maple syrup

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

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