Bean Briefs: Summer 2013

November 14, 2013

Beans and other foods with low glycemic index (GI) are now being assessed for their potential role in preventing and treating type 2 diabetes, because research increasingly shows that elevated blood glucose contributes to oxidative stress and the development of chronic diseases like diabetes. Summer Bean Briefs (PDF)

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Bean Briefs: Fall 2013

October 15, 2013

In this Bean Brief, find out how you’re getting the most bang for your buck from beans as well as how beans are a great diet option for children diagnosed with diabetes! Fall Bean Briefs (PDF)

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New Recipes Created by Dr. Andrea Hutchins

September 18, 2013

We’ve added nine new recipes to our recipes section! They were created by Dr. Andrea Hutchins, Associate Professor and Chair at the Depertment of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Springs. Designed specifically to be low-sodium, these bean-filled recipes are filling, satisfying, and healthy all at the same time! Try them out and let […]

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Berry Bean Bread

September 18, 2013

Makes 1 loaf of bread or 24 muffins (12 servings) 3 cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup white, granulated sugar (can use low calorie sugar substitute) 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ cup cooked navy beans, cooked without salt 2/3 cup orange juice 1 large egg 1 cup nonfat […]

Posted in: Appetizers, Low Sodium, Recipes, Side Dish Beans

Heart Health Bars

September 18, 2013

Makes 18 bars 1 cup white, granulated sugar (can use low-calorie sugar substitute) 1 cup soy flour ¾ cup all-purpose or wheat flour ¾ cup oat bran ¾ cup flax seed, ground 1 tablespoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 ½ cups cooked black beans, cooked without salt ¾ cup orange juice […]

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Fruity Bean Logs

September 18, 2013

Makes 24 logs or balls 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup dried apples 1 cup seedless raisins ½ cup dried prunes 1 cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup coconut, shredded 1 cup cooked great northern beans, cooked without salt ½ cup honey ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy ¾ cup powdered sugar Chop dried apricots, dried apples, […]

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Moroccan Tomato Soup

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings (2 cups per serving) 1 large onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon sweet paprika ½ teaspoon ground cumin 3 tablespoons honey ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) no salt added tomatoes, diced, do […]

Posted in: Low Sodium, Recipes, Vegetarian Dishes

Polenta with Beans and Peppers

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings or 12 side dish servings 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided into 2 tablespoon portions ¾ cup yellow onion, finely chopped ¾ cup fresh mushrooms, sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 quart no salt added chicken broth 1 cup course ground cornmeal 2 tablespoons sun dried tomato, chopped 2 tablespoons […]

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Bean Stuffed Zucchini

September 18, 2013

Makes 4 main dish servings or 8 side dish servings 2 medium zucchini (main dish) or 4 small zucchini (side dish) 2/3 cup onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped or 2 teaspoons dried parsley 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ½ cup no […]

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Thai Shrimp and Beans

September 18, 2013

Makes 6 main dish servings 8 ounces angel hair pasta, uncooked ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup peanut butter, creamy 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon red hot chili oil 8 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons vegetable […]

Posted in: Beans & Seafood, Low Sodium, Recipes