Black Beans Know Your Fruits and Veggies

curried peas and black beans

Black beans taste great in a variety of dishes. These beans are among the superstars of the bean world; high in fiber, protein, folate and antioxidants.

The high quality fiber and water content in beans helps you feel fuller faster. This water soluble fiber benefits your digestive tract by allowing it work easier. A healthy digestive system naturally helps regulate blood sugar.

Black beans help lower cholesterol, improve nervous system function and cardiovascular health.  

Here is a delicious way to get black beans into your diet.

Curried Peas and Black Beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoon minced red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir together. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Serve as a warm or cold side dish.

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