(BPT) - At its core, intuitive eating is a philosophy that encourages you to get in touch with your body and become aware of your hunger cues, according to Healthline. This approach to eating doesn’t give you a laundry list of foods that you should or should not eat. If you have avoided eating certain foods such as beans, due to diets like paleo and keto, you can take this approach as an opportunity to integrate them into your meals. Intuitive eating promotes a healthy attitude toward food without the restrictions of traditional diets.
Beans are an easy-to-use, inexpensive plant-based protein. For example, one serving of S&W Beans provides 6-7 grams of protein, which is about the same amount found in one egg or 1 ounce of meat or fish. Beans are also packed with fiber and supply several important vitamins and minerals like folate, thiamine, potassium, magnesium and iron.
If you want to eat more intuitively, or simply change up a boring meal, check out these seven recipes featuring S&W Beans.
1. Bean and Avocado Toasts
Made with S&W Jacob’s Cattle Beans, this delicious dish is perfect for a light breakfast or a fun appetizer for gatherings. These bite-sized toasted treats take just 15 minutes, combining beans, avocado and tomatoes for a fresh and filling meal.
2. Butternut Squash Cannellini Soup
As the weather starts to cool, try cooking this butternut squash and cannellini bean soup for a comforting and tasty meal. S&W Cannellini Beans are perfect for soups because of their tender and creamy texture. Paired with the nutty and slightly sweet butternut squash and topped with bacon, this soup is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
3. Yellow Eye Bean Cobb Style Salad
Featuring “tiger-eye” S&W Yellow Eye Beans, this salad is perfect as a side or as its own meal. Packed with eggs, bacon and beans, you’ll get plenty of protein from this dish. Also, the leafy romaine or baby lettuce, cherries and yellow eye beans have plenty of fiber to keep you feeling full longer.
4. Snickerdoodle Hummus
Hummus doesn’t have to be a savory side. Pureeing S&W Garbanzos with almond butter, cinnamon applesauce, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla yields a sweet and spiced dip for apple slices and cookies. Try making this yummy snack to indulge in after some fun fall activities.
5. Chicken Rice Bowls
Chicken Rice Bowls are an easy, delicious, customizable meal for lunch or dinner. While you’re cooking the rice and warming up the rotisserie chicken and S&W Pinquito Beans, chop tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. For additional toppings, add green onion, sour cream, salsa or shredded cheese. Once you have all the toppings laid out, everyone can make their own chicken rice bowl combination.
6. Mashed Garbanzo Beans
Tired of mashed potatoes? The next time you make salmon, pork, chicken or turkey, whip up some mashed S&W Garbanzos for a flavorful side dish. Garlic, cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes add a subtle kick to tantalize your taste buds. If you want to switch it up, you can substitute garbanzo beans with white beans.
7. Black Bean Spinach Pizza
You probably haven’t considered putting beans on a pizza, but it’s an easy and interesting way to add protein to a vegetarian pizza. By mixing mashed S&W Black Beans with onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salsa and hot sauce, you’ll have created a spicy sauce for your pizza. Topped with spinach, cilantro and cheese, this tasty combo will have you adding beans to all your homemade pizzas.
Using these seven recipes, you’ll find out just how delicious and versatile beans can be. To learn more about the different types of beans you can add to your next dish, visit Swbeans.com or the S&W Beans Amazon store.
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