Happy Bean Day!

Today is National Bean Day. Beans (or legumes) are packed with vitamins, minerals, are an excellent source of protein, and low in fat. Additionally, beans are high in fiber. Research has shown that beans may lower blood sugar which helps in the management of type 2 diabetes. It also can lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides. … Read More


15-Minute Soup

See how to make it here: Makes 4 servings; Serving size 1½ cups Ingredients 1 ½ cups pre-soaked beans or 1 (16-ounce) can beans, drained 1 (14-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth 1 (16-ounce) can chopped or diced tomatoes, undrained 1 small onion, chopped ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 (10-ounce) package frozen, chopped spinach ½ Cup … Read More


How to Soak Dry Beans

Dried beans are an inexpensive low-fat source of protein and fiber that can be easily added into our diet.  They are easy to cook but must be soaked prior to using in a recipe.  This requires just a little planning and preparation before they are ready to use. Before soaking beans, pick them over, removing … Read More


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