Beans, Other Legumes and Grains

Watch for Bean Recipes here as we go through the program!

A legume is a plant in the family Fabaceae, or the fruit or seed of such a plant. When used as a dry grain, the seed is also called a pulse. Legumes are grown agriculturally, primarily for human consumption, for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure. - Wikipedia

Beans are part of the legume family.  They are packed with protein, iron, fiber and many other great nutrients to help support a healthy body. They come in a variety of colors and sizes.  This makes them very versatile to use so they are often an integral part of a plant rich diet. 

Beans are also a carbohydrate. For those watching carbohydrate intake for lose wieght or those who are following a keto diet, beans should be monitored closely.  Beans are also a lectin which can cause stomach distress, joint pain or brain fog in certain people. 

There are people who find the high amount of fiber causes gas and/or bloating. Using a digestive enzyme or cooking beans with kombu (a seaweed that has amino acids that help break down beans may help reduce these symptoms.  
Yellow Rice and Beans
Here is a dish that can be taken in many directions!  We continue to use our Bangin' Bullion Base to create an amazingly tasty dish! 
Watch the video here -
Yellow Beans and Rice Recipe - Yellow Rice and Beans.docx

Other Legumes
Other legumes besides beans include lentils, peas, chickpeas and peanuts.  As with beans, these are each packed with great nutrients - each one having particular health benefits.  Other legumes also fall into the higher carbohydrate and lectin categories.

Finding the right balance for your body is always the best approach.

Watch for recipes using other legumes to be added here during the program!

Watch for recipes using grains during the program!
Grains are small, hard, and edible dry seeds that grow on grass-like plants called cereals.  A few of the common grains are corn (or maize), rice, and wheat. Other popular grains include barley, oats, millet, sorghum, and rye.

Grains have been a part of our diet for thousands of years. Grain crops have often been used to help feed people around the world. 

They are high in carbohydrates and are not included in a paleo or keto diet. Quinoa also contains lectins but using an Instant Pot or a pressure cooker can destroy the lectin content.  This is not true for true grains. Grains cannot have lectins cooked out of them. 

We are placing quinoa in this category although it is really a plant (part of the amaranth family).  It is often called a pseudo-grain because people use it like other grains.  It is gluten free and often used as a substitute for wheat.

The Oh-Mega Mushroom-Walnut Burger 
with Fresh Cashew Queso  
This delicious plant alternative will be a great addition to your plant-based based diet!  And the Queso sauce will be a favorite! 
The Oh-Mega Mushroom-Walnut Burger with Fresh Cashew Queso Zoom -    httpsyoutu.beinKREiDgpBw 

All Day Breakfast Bake
Breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner...This is an all-day goodie! You can make them in a cupcake pan, 9x13 pan or a little of both - an 8x8 and a tin of cupcakes.
Susan Johnson, CNHP, INHC, CBT
Healthy Reboot
Dandridge, TN 37725

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