Recipe: Zesty Bean Salad

cleveland zesty bean dish

Cleveland Clinic
@ClevelandClinic

A diet loaded with plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you feel fuller for longer and stay at a healthy weight.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including beans, is linked with a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. It’s unclear yet which components protect the most against cancer, so enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally rich in nutrients.

Eating a diet loaded with these plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you stay at a healthy weight. Fill at least two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or your favorite beans)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen edamame
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite flavor-infused oil – try garlic or ginger!)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup chopped shallots or red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic (or more to taste)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (choose a variety of colors)
Handful of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better it will taste!
  2. Serve as-is or over field greens.

Nutritional information per serving

Makes 8 servings

Calories 206
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 0.8g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 10g
Sodium 154.8mg
Calcium 68mg
Magnesium 61.3m
Potassium 519mg

Recipe: Zesty Bean Salad

cleveland zesty bean dish

Cleveland Clinic
@ClevelandClinic

A diet loaded with plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you feel fuller for longer and stay at a healthy weight.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, including beans, is linked with a lower risk of lung, oral, esophageal, stomach and colon cancer. It’s unclear yet which components protect the most against cancer, so enjoy a variety of whole foods naturally rich in nutrients.

Eating a diet loaded with these plant-based foods, such as this tasty dish, can help you stay at a healthy weight. Fill at least two-thirds of your plate with vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans.

Ingredients

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (or your favorite beans)
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen edamame
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or your favorite flavor-infused oil – try garlic or ginger!)
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
½ cup chopped shallots or red onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped garlic (or more to taste)
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated cucumbers
1 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (choose a variety of colors)
Handful of chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better it will taste!
  2. Serve as-is or over field greens.

Nutritional information per serving

Makes 8 servings

Calories 206
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 0.8g
Fiber 7g
Sugar 5.6g
Protein 10g
Sodium 154.8mg
Calcium 68mg
Magnesium 61.3m
Potassium 519mg

Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap.

cleveland veggie wrap

Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap. Collard greens replace the traditional flour-based wrap and are stuffed with fresh corn, tomatoes and peppers. Each wrap is topped with a zesty rice blend. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber, they’re perfect for a quick, healthy meal!

Ingredients

1 cup cooked brown rice
½ cup fresh corn kernels
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons 0% Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large collard greens, Swiss chard, or cabbage leaves, stems trimmed
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
Hot sauce to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the rice, corn, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice and salt.
  2. Lay the collard green leaves flat on your work surface. Dividing evenly, layer the tomatoes, avocado and bell pepper in the center of each leaf, leaving a border all the way around.
  3. Top each leaf with the rice mixture. Add a few dashes of hot sauce.
  4. Roll up like a burrito.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Per serving:

185 calories
Total fat 8.2g
Saturated fat 1.2g
Protein 4.5g
Carbohydrate 26.4g
Dietary fiber 6.2g
Sugar 5.3g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 110mg

Recipe developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

Recipe: Southwestern All-Veggie Wraps

 

Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap.

cleveland veggie wrap

Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap. Collard greens replace the traditional flour-based wrap and are stuffed with fresh corn, tomatoes and peppers. Each wrap is topped with a zesty rice blend. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber, they’re perfect for a quick, healthy meal!

Ingredients

1 cup cooked brown rice
½ cup fresh corn kernels
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons 0% Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large collard greens, Swiss chard, or cabbage leaves, stems trimmed
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
Hot sauce to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the rice, corn, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice and salt.
  2. Lay the collard green leaves flat on your work surface. Dividing evenly, layer the tomatoes, avocado and bell pepper in the center of each leaf, leaving a border all the way around.
  3. Top each leaf with the rice mixture. Add a few dashes of hot sauce.
  4. Roll up like a burrito.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Per serving:

185 calories
Total fat 8.2g
Saturated fat 1.2g
Protein 4.5g
Carbohydrate 26.4g
Dietary fiber 6.2g
Sugar 5.3g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 110mg

Recipe developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

Recipe: Southwestern All-Veggie Wraps

 

Cleveland Clinic: Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap.

cleveland veggie wrap

Expand your plant-food menu options with this tasty wrap. Collard greens replace the traditional flour-based wrap and are stuffed with fresh corn, tomatoes and peppers. Each wrap is topped with a zesty rice blend. Loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and fiber, they’re perfect for a quick, healthy meal!

Ingredients

1 cup cooked brown rice
½ cup fresh corn kernels
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons 0% Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large collard greens, Swiss chard, or cabbage leaves, stems trimmed
2 medium beefsteak tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
Hot sauce to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the rice, corn, cilantro, yogurt, lime juice and salt.
  2. Lay the collard green leaves flat on your work surface. Dividing evenly, layer the tomatoes, avocado and bell pepper in the center of each leaf, leaving a border all the way around.
  3. Top each leaf with the rice mixture. Add a few dashes of hot sauce.
  4. Roll up like a burrito.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings

Per serving:

185 calories
Total fat 8.2g
Saturated fat 1.2g
Protein 4.5g
Carbohydrate 26.4g
Dietary fiber 6.2g
Sugar 5.3g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 110mg

Recipe developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

Recipe: Southwestern All-Veggie Wraps

 

Reasons to eat plants

reason to eat plants

Julieanna Hever
@PlantDietitian

4 Reasons to Eat Plants:
1. Plants are the only source of the 2 most health-promoting nutrients fiber & phytonutrients.
2. Plants have very low amounts of saturated fat + no heme iron, Neu5Gc.
3. You can eat high volume for low energy.
4. Lower risk for most chronic diseases.