Sweet Potato & Kale Recipes

Kale & White Bean Soup Serves 4 INGREDIENTS -3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil -1 large yellow onion, diced -4 stalks celery, diced -2 large carrots, chopped -6 cloves garlic, chopped -8 cups water -2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (cannelloni), drained -Juice and zest of 1 lemon -2 bunches fresh kale, ribs and stems … Read More


Fifteen Minute Bean Soup

Fifteen Minute Bean Soup Makes 8, One Cup Servings Ingredients:  1 can low-sodium tomatoes, diced 1 can low-sodium great northern beans, rinsed and drained 1 small onion, diced 1 can low sodium chicken broth (or 2 cups of water and one bouillon cube) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 10 ounce package frozen spinach ½ cup … Read More


Slow Cooker Safety

Slow cookers provide endless opportunities to cook all kinds of foods, from soups and casseroles to dips and vegetables. You can put ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and come home to a ready-to-eat dinner. While we often think about using slow cookers in the cold weather months to make a hot meal, … Read More


Chunky Chili

Ingredients 1/2 pound ground meat (optional) 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper, diced 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 can (10.5 oz.) white beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) red beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) black beans 1 can (10.5 oz.) low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 … 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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