Oh, yum! I have loved beans since I can remember and these BBQ Baked Beans really hit the spot. One of my favorite meals growing up was a simple bowl of pressure cooked navy beans flavored with catsup and a few other ingredients. Simple and delish! My tastes are a little more sophisticated these days, but it’s a good thing I love beans because they are a super food for health. “Adding just half a cup of beans a day to the diet can significantly reduce LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol levels.”
According to a meta-analysis published by the Canadian Medical Association. I’ve said it before, that all of the long-lived areas of the world, called the Blue Zones, have beans in their diets. Beans add protein, fiber, that can help you lose weight and manage diabetes, and cancer-fighting plant chemicals, specifically, isoflavones and phytosterols.
Enjoy these fan-favorite dishes at your next picnic:
- Low-Fat Broccoli Salad
- Roasted Potato Salad
- Black Bean Mushroom Burgers
- Baked Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
- Crustless Broccoli Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche
My favorite recipe as an adult, and one my friends always liked, was one I picked up years ago from a neighbor and it has – wait for it – a whole cup of brown sugar, a cup of apple cider vinegar, and bacon. I haven’t used bacon for years, but I wanted to get the sugar out.
So I decided it was time for a new BBQ Baked Bean recipe.One that relies on whole foods for its sweetness while retaining the essence of the original recipe – sweet yet tangy. This recipe has lima, baked and kidney beans, but you could add your favorite.
Enjoy this article by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, “Beans, The Ideal Carbohydrate.” And, tips from the Blue Zones,
“Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones.”
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