Healthy Bean Soup Recipes

April 19, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Bean Soup Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Bean Soup Recipes like; Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup, Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup, and Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup. Find these and more at the EatingWell website. Don’t forget to subscribe to one my favorite Food Magazines – EatingWell Magazine. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018!

Healthy Bean Soup Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bean soup recipes including black bean, lentil and white bean soup. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Southwestern Three-Bean and Barley Soup
Serve this zesty bean and barley soup garnished with chopped fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime, if desired………

Roasted Tomato and Vegetable Soup
This veggie-packed side-dish vegetable soup can be made in the slow cooker. Just make a few tweaks (see Variation)……..

Vegetable Weight-Loss Soup
A big bowl of this veggie-packed minestrone will leave you satisfied for hours without consuming a lot of calories—plus it’s an easy way to boost your vegetable servings for the day. Top with a dollop of pesto before devouring this delicious skinny vegetable soup…..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bean Soup Recipes

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cucumber Lentil Salad

October 6, 2014 at 5:38 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday, PBS | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cucumber Lentil Salad. It comes from one of my favorite sites, The site is stocked full of healthy and delicious recipes along with some great cooking tips and ideas.

Cucumber Lentil SaladPBS3
1/2 cup dried lentils
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1 large hot-house cucumber (or 3 persian cucumbers), diced
1 bunch of dill, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt to taste

In a medium saucepan, add the lentils, a few pinches of salt and enough water to cover lentils by a few inches. Turn the heat to medium and cover the pot, cooking the lentils for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender. Drain the lentils and set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, add yogurt, lemon juice and a few pinches of salt. Mix until combined. Add the dill, diced cucumber and nearly cooled lentils. Toss together until completely combined. Give it a taste and adjust the salt or lemon juice to your liking. Serve immediately.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 2, 2014 at 9:53 AM | Posted in beans, Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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If you can help it, never buy beans, peas, or lentils in cans, unless they’re significantly marked down. These items are much more cost-effective if you purchase them dry. You’ll have to plan ahead in order to soak them overnight, but once you get used to this extra step, it will seem routine.

Indian Curry Fish

July 30, 2011 at 3:08 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, fish, Food, low calorie, low carb, tilapia | Leave a comment
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I was looking for a Tilapia recipe for next week and came across this which should jazz my Tilapia up! From the web site.

With simple switches of ingredients, fish goes on a culinary tour of the world. Take your pick of an East Indian curry, a New Orleans po’ boy, or an Asian-inspired noodle bowl.
SERVINGS: 4 servings (1 fillet, 1/2 c. vegetables, 1/3 c. lentils per serving)

4     5-ounce fresh or frozen skinless tilapia fillets, about 1/2 inch thick
1/4     teaspoon salt
1/4     teaspoon ground black pepper
1     tablespoon olive oil
2     cups fresh pea pods
2     cups halved cherry tomatoes
1     tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
1     teaspoon curry powder
1/2     teaspoon garam masala
1-1/3     cups hot cooked lentils
Fresh cilantro leaves (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a shallow baking pan; set aside. Thaw fish, if frozen. Rinse fish; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper.

2. Place fish in a single layer in prepared baking pan. Tuck under any thin edges. Bake, uncovered, for 4 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pea pods and tomatoes; reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir for 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. To serve, stir half of the snipped cilantro, half of the curry powder, and half of the garam masala into the vegetable mixture. Stir the remaining snipped cilantro, the remaining curry powder, and the remaining garam masala into the cooked lentils. Divide lentil mixture and vegetable mixture among four dinner plates; top with fish. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Makes 4 servings (1 fish fillet, 1/2 cup cooked vegetables and 1/3 cup cooked lentils per serving)

Po’ Boy Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 1 cup sliced onion and 3 cups fresh baby spinach leaves for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook onion about 10 minutes, adding spinach for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Substitute 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 4 whole grain hot dog buns, split and toasted, for the lentils. Serve the fish on the rolls topped with the onion mixture. Omit cilantro leaves. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
PER SERVING: 322 cal., 8 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 624 mg sodium, 28 g carb., 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Daily Values: 58 percent vitamin A, 25 percent vitamin C, 6 percent calcium, 13 percent iron.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat.
Carb Choices: 2.

Noodle Bowl Variation: Prepare as above, except substitute 4 cups broccoli florets and 1 carrot, thinly bias sliced, for the pea pods and tomatoes; cook broccoli and carrot for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Substitute 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper for the cilantro, curry powder, and garam masala. Substitute 1-1/3 cups hot cooked soba noodles for the lentils. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds. Omit cilantro leaves.
PER SERVING: 294 cal., 9 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 71 mg chol., 298 mg sodium, 22 g carb., 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.
Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1.5 starch, 4 lean meat, .5 fat.
Carb choices: 1.5

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