Author Topic: How to Eat Beans Every Night  (Read 1921 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MaterDominici

  • Mod
  • *****
  • Posts: 5166
  • Reputation: +3833/-78
  • Gender: Female
How to Eat Beans Every Night
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:44:59 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Does the economy have you feeling the pinch?

    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson

    Offline PenitentWoman

    • Full Member
    • ***
    • Posts: 790
    • Reputation: +1031/-1
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 09:12:06 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Beans are certainly a thrifty source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins (the perfect vegetable!)...not sure I'd want to incorporate them every single day, but even just a few days a week of vegetarian meals can help a grocery budget.

    I am glad this article mentioned sprouting.  Few people know about the health benefits of sprouting beans, soaking grains etc.  

    http://www.cookingtf.com/why-i-no-longer-soak-my-beans/

    I will say that if you are craving a real burger, a black bean one just will not cut it.  :wink:  I feel the same way about turkey burgers...they just disappoint. Better to save up for the real thing, and just eat fewer burgers overall.

     I think beans are a great way to stretch portions and add nutrients to meat though. On my menu for next week I am going to make tacos for the children with ground beef and black beans.  

    with:  http://www.5dollardinners.com/homemade-taco-seasoning    :smile:
    ~For we are saved by hope. But hope that is seen, is not hope. For what a man seeth, why doth he hope for? But if we hope for that which we see not, we wait for it with patience. ~ Romans 8:24-25


    Offline Elizabeth

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 4847
    • Reputation: +2191/-13
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 08:03:56 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • What a nice website, Mater.  We can always do better saving money-food is insanely expensive here.  I would do without the amount of potatoes because they are so fattening.  I'm really skimpy with the meat, but use it carefully for seasoning.  I'm surprised she doesn't use more eggs, but I guess her family was living off of stored reserves?  

    And sprouting is really the way to go!  except they need a yummy dressing IMO.  Like Lemon Tahini or Shiro Miso, so you need a good blender. :ready-to-eat:  I'm the only one who loves that type of food here, though.

    Offline Loriann

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 388
    • Reputation: +106/-0
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 08:17:39 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • The gas budget has certainly eaten into the food budget.  I just found out I am anemic but I hate meat, so I have been adding more  beans to the diet.  I make pasta fagioli and bean burritos, but appreciate some more ideas.
    I am not alone, for the father is with me.

    Offline Nadir

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 8021
    • Reputation: +4290/-310
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 08:29:13 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Are potatoes fattening? I don't believe so. I know they are a full of nutrients, including B and C Vitamins.

    Another good thing about beans is that they store well.


    Offline Nadir

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 8021
    • Reputation: +4290/-310
    • Gender: Female

    Offline Nadir

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 8021
    • Reputation: +4290/-310
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 09:03:31 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Loriann
     I just found out I am anemic but I hate meat, so I have been adding more  beans to the diet.  I make pasta fagioli and bean burritos, but appreciate some more ideas.


    Loriann, just reread you post and i think you mean ideas for recipes that will help with your problem of anaemia, is that right?

    Depending on the cause of the anaemia of course, but you need foods rich in iron. Reduce tea and coffee intake as they make it harder for your body to absorb iron, and increase vitamin C intake as it may help iron absorption.

    I'll give some thought to the iron-rich bit, but I am sure others around here have got a few clues.

    Offline Elizabeth

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 4847
    • Reputation: +2191/-13
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 10:15:50 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Loriann
    The gas budget has certainly eaten into the food budget.  I just found out I am anemic but I hate meat, so I have been adding more  beans to the diet.  I make pasta fagioli and bean burritos, but appreciate some more ideas.

    Spinach with bleu cheese dressing and some raisins.


    Offline MaterDominici

    • Mod
    • *****
    • Posts: 5166
    • Reputation: +3833/-78
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 10:17:59 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • This is courtesy of WIC. It has suggestions for foods with iron as well as foods with Vit C.
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson

    Offline Elizabeth

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 4847
    • Reputation: +2191/-13
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 10:20:52 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Nadir
    Are potatoes fattening? I don't believe so. I know they are a full of nutrients, including B and C Vitamins.

    Another good thing about beans is that they store well.


    They are really good, and excellent for nerves, but they are fattening for me.  Maybe if I ate only the skins and said no to butter.. very good for growing kids, though.

    Offline Elizabeth

    • Hero Member
    • *****
    • Posts: 4847
    • Reputation: +2191/-13
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 10:23:18 PM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0


  • Offline Tiffany

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3112
    • Reputation: +1639/-30
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 02:26:08 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Elizabeth
    Quote from: Nadir
    Are potatoes fattening? I don't believe so. I know they are a full of nutrients, including B and C Vitamins.

    Another good thing about beans is that they store well.


    They are really good, and excellent for nerves, but they are fattening for me.  Maybe if I ate only the skins and said no to butter.. very good for growing kids, though.


    What is a potato :ready-to-eat: without butter & cheese? :)

    Offline Tiffany

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3112
    • Reputation: +1639/-30
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 02:32:49 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Do any of you flavor beans vegetarian? I usually use a ham bone.

     I tried making a vegetable soup stock once and it didn't exactly  turn out.  :roll-laugh1: The smell was horrible too not sure what I did wrong. I'd like to learn how to make a good vegetable stock for bean soup.

    Offline Tiffany

    • Sr. Member
    • ****
    • Posts: 3112
    • Reputation: +1639/-30
    • Gender: Female
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 02:35:58 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Loriann
    The gas budget has certainly eaten into the food budget.  I just found out I am anemic but I hate meat, so I have been adding more  beans to the diet.  I make pasta fagioli and bean burritos, but appreciate some more ideas.

    Plus the price of food is rising so high.

    Offline Loriann

    • Jr. Member
    • **
    • Posts: 388
    • Reputation: +106/-0
    How to Eat Beans Every Night
    « Reply #14 on: September 03, 2012, 07:42:52 AM »
  • Thanks!0
  • No Thanks!0
  • Quote from: Tiffany
    Quote from: Loriann
    The gas budget has certainly eaten into the food budget.  I just found out I am anemic but I hate meat, so I have been adding more  beans to the diet.  I make pasta fagioli and bean burritos, but appreciate some more ideas.

    Plus the price of food is rising so high.


    It sure is.  I never had much luck with veggie stock either. I like chicken stock but I buy a Watkins powder that makes it quickly, for days when we don't want chicken.
    I am not alone, for the father is with me.


     

    Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16