Black beans are an excellent source of fiber and
protein. Quinoa is a light crispy protein-packed
whole grain. Mix them together and you’ve got
a high protein meal with energizing nutrients to
keep you strong and healthy! Try this satisfying
Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa… delicately
enhanced with a touch of lime, this dish packs the
power of whole grains and tons of flavor.
2 tsp. grated lime zest, grated peel
2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
1 cup quinoa
1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed & drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt & pepper (to taste)
In a large bowl, whisk lime zest and juice, olive
oil, sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
Wash quinoa in cold water, drain, and place in
a medium pot of boiling water with 1 Tbs. of salt.
Cook with pot uncovered until almost tender (about
Drain in sieve, then set sieve in same pot with
1 inch of simmering water, but avoid touching each
Cover quinoa with a folded kitchen towel, then
cover sieve with a lid and steam over medium heat
until tender, fluffy, and dry (about 10 minutes).
Remove pot from heat and remove lid; let stand,
still covered with towel, for 5 minutes.
Add quinoa to dressing and toss until dressing
is absorbed, then stir in remaining ingredients
and salt and pepper to taste.
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as little as a half cup of cooked dry beans every
day helps lower total cholesterol levels, according
to an Agricultural Research Service study. The findings,
published in the Journal of Nutrition, add
to a growing body of evidence that beans are a heart-healthy
Over a period of 12 weeks, researchers tested 80
volunteers aged 18 to 55 years. Half were healthy,
while half had at least two symptoms that lead to
metabolic syndrome, a combination of conditions that
signal a risk for cardiovascular disease. All participants – the
healthy ones, as well as those with symptoms – who
ate one-half cup cooked dry beans daily along with
their regular diet saw a reduction in their cholesterol
levels. Positive changes in physical
activity and diet are the top life stile choices to control cardiovascular diseases.
is Meatout month!Be an inspiration
in your community by spreading a message of health
and compassion in honor of The Great
American Meatout. This year’s slogan
"Kick the Meat Habit – It's Good For
Distribute these colorful postcard-sized handouts
(pictured left) that explain how a meat-free diet
is both a healthy and compassionate choice. Each
card offers a free Veg Starter Guide and a subscription
to Meatout Mondays.You can give them to
your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. You can also
place them in health food stores, libraries, veg-friendly
restaurants, vet and doctor’s offices, and
any other place you see fit.