Eating these foods will strengthen the immune system. #Keelings

Apr 4

What white, tan, and brown fruit and veg lack in colour, they make up for in nutrition! Eating these foods will strengthen the immune system and promote heart health.

Easy Black Bean Tacos

Mar 19

Legume of the month – Black beans:

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Black beans are a staple in many Central and South American countries. In Guatemala, they may be stuffed in a thick corn tortilla (pupusa), while Costa Ricans enjoy a dish of refried black beans, rice, and onions called gallo pinto. The Brazilian national dish, fejoiada (pronounced “feyj wah dah”), also features black beans, and while it traditionally includes sausage and other meat, you can find recipes for vegetarian versions online.

Black beans are also popular in the United States, thanks in part to the proliferation of fast-casual Mexican restaurants that feature black beans as a side dish or tucked into burritos, tacos, and other specialties.

Here’s a simple recipe that you can easily adapt to what you happen to have on hand.

Easy black bean tacos

  • 1 15-ounce can of unsalted black beans
  • 8 to 12 corn tortillas
  • Suggested toppings: Chopped tomatoes, corn kernels, sliced bell peppers, shredded lettuce or cabbage, grated cheese, plain yogurt, salsa, diced avocado, chopped onion, chopped cilantro.

Heat the beans in the microwave or the stovetop; stir.

Wrap tortillas in a clean towel and microwave for 30 seconds.

Set out all ingredients to let everyone make their own tacos.

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Mixed Berry Chia Muffins

Try this healthier version of the favorite morning pastry.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Makes: 8 to 10 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 3 scoops collagen peptides
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil
  • ¼ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup rough-chopped strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line with paper or silicone liners a muffin pan or grease (with coconut oil) a muffin tray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients until thoroughly mixed and then pour on top of the dry ingredients and mix together.
  4. Fold in the berries and chia seeds.
  5. Pour batter into muffin pan and place the pan into the oven.
  6. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out completely clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool before serving.
  8. Enjoy!

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/collagen-powder-recipes-for-glowing-skin

A gluten free, chocolate chip cookie packed with protein

 

cleveland cookies

This recipe sneaks protein and fiber into everybody’s favorite cookie. Your kids will love it and will never even guess that they’re made with chickpea puree!

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup almond butter (can also use cashew or peanut butter)
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (use dark chocolate, 60% cacao)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas, almond butter, honey, vanilla, salt and baking powder in a food processor or blender.
  3. Puree for two to three minutes, until smooth.
  4. Place mixture in a bowl, and stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Place about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition information

Makes about 1 dozen cookies.

Per serving (1 cookie):

Calories:110
Fat: 6.5g
Saturated fat: 0-0.5g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sodium: 90mg
Protein: 3g

Cleveland Clinic: A gluten free, chocolate chip cookie packed with protein

 

cleveland cookies

This recipe sneaks protein and fiber into everybody’s favorite cookie. Your kids will love it and will never even guess that they’re made with chickpea puree!

Ingredients

1 can chickpeas
1/2 cup almond butter (can also use cashew or peanut butter)
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (use dark chocolate, 60% cacao)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas, almond butter, honey, vanilla, salt and baking powder in a food processor or blender.
  3. Puree for two to three minutes, until smooth.
  4. Place mixture in a bowl, and stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Place about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition information

Makes about 1 dozen cookies.

Per serving (1 cookie):

Calories:110
Fat: 6.5g
Saturated fat: 0-0.5g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sodium: 90mg
Protein: 3g