Monday, November 28, 2011

Nutritious Gossip . . .legumes

Did You Know?
Legumes can be a good substitute for meat due to the amount of protein it contains. Most legumes contain lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than meat.

Legumes include:
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Nuts
  • Peas
Legume Ideas:

*Use beans and lentils to make delicious soups and chili's. 
*Nuts make the perfect snack between meals everyday.
*Peas are always a healthy side dish for lunch or dinner.

Try trading out the turkey sandwich or chicken dinner routine, and spice up your life with a variety of legumes. Your body will appreciate it in many ways!



Legume Sites:

Miracle Veggie: Edamame Nutrition

Eda-WHAT?! . .
. .  a japanese word for soybeans that are not fully matured, picked then boiled in their pod.

I am bringing up edamame not only because of its amazing taste, but it's amazing health benefits. I would  consider edamame my food addiction. Lucky me, it's a healthy addiction, and quite affordable! Coming across a vegetable with a healthy source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and a great taste was a glorious discovery. Here are three healthy reasons why I think you should fit edamame on your grocery list.