We all know beans are good for you and black beans do not disappoint! Full of fiber, protein and nutrients your body will be craving more!
Black bean soup is simple, delicious and leftovers are always better! This recipe is quick and easy and can easily be made in larger batches if cooking for the week.
Enjoy this recipe and please let us know how you like it! Please share with your friends after all they deserve a yummy bowl too!
What you need:
They are a convenient and delicious way to consume a wide variety of anti-inflammatory vegetables and spices. While we love the convenience of purchased dips like packaged hummus, many brands contain unnecessary levels of fat and preservatives. Making dips yourself allows you to control the flavor and quality – and it’s easy!
The best dips begin with a creamy base made from foods such as beans, lentils, avocados, edamame, and roasted vegetables [eggplant, carrots, squash, zucchini, peppers, cauliflower] that are blended with a liquid-like aquafaba. Add flavor boosters such as tahini, garlic, hot sauce, nut butter, nuts and seeds, lemon or lime juice, and zest to add dimension. Finish by seasoning with fresh and dried herbs, spices, salt, and pepper and your dip is complete. Here are some of our favorite combinations with healthy vehicles ideas:
Ingredient and flavor combinations
Just in time for the holidays, here is a healthy pumpkin pie that you can be proud to serve to your family and friends with confidence because it's both healthy and delicious!!
First, I have to tell you that I love pumpkin pie. It’s delicious! I like that it’s a little spicy, not too sweet, and has a nice firm texture. However, since I don’t consider traditional pumpkin pie a healthy food, I haven’t had it in years, and then…. A friend shared this recipe with us, and now I can add to my list of “likes”, it’s healthy!! Yup, we have here a recipe for a truly healthy pumpkin pie that I honestly believe everyone will enjoy!
Our family absolutely loves falafels. We normally eat them over a bed of greens, topped with a diced tomato and cucumber salad, falafels, and a lemon tahini dressing. We occasionally eat them in a whole wheat pita. Either way, this dish brings back those memories of eating falafel sandwiches on the streets, except without the dangers of eating deep fried food and white flour pitas.
Delicious salads are a key component of any healthy Whole Food Plant-Based diet. Salads should include lots of dark leafy greens, plenty of raw cruciferous vegetables (shredded cabbage, chopped broccoli, kale, etc.), chopped raw onion, and enough other vegetables, fruit, and beans to make it interesting, delicious, and sustaining. Another key component is to include some healthy fats to increase the body's absorption of all of the healthy vitamins and phytochemical in the greens and other vegetables.
One particularly delicious way to do that is with a healthy oil-free nut-based salad dressing. Here is a recipe for one that we love, a Cherry Almond Balsamic. We also encourage you to swap out the fruit, nuts, and vinegar with different variety to switch things up and make delicious dressings that you and your family and friends will love too.
Cherry Almond Balsamic
This Lentil Dhal Soup is a real crowd pleaser. I can't think of a person that I've served this to that hasn't asked me for the recipe. It's rich, hearty, healthy, and delicious! The aroma will be irresistible so don't be surprised when the neighbors drop by "unexpectedly" to see what's cooking!
Lentil Dhal Soup
Hummus was an incredible discovery for me when I transitioned to a plant based diet but I soon found it was difficult to find store bought brands without added oil. So, I set out to create a creamy oil free version of my favorite flavor and here it is! Please let us know what you think and share with your friends who are in the same dilemma.
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus Recipe
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This is a hearty and delicious soup, that includes so many important vegetables that it's as healing as it is satisfying!
Black Bean & Kale Soup