Tag Archives: beans

Two-Bean Sweet Potato & Chicken Crockpot Chili

Two-Bean Sweet Potato & Chicken Crockpot Chili

Dried beans have so much appeal—they’re inexpensive, store easily and last an exceptionally long time on a pantry shelf. The only drawback is in their prep, as some need to be soaked overnight (a process that not only helps them to cook more evenly a ...
Hearty Vegan Bean, Lentil & Vegetable Soup

Hearty Vegan Bean, Lentil & Vegetable Soup

There’s nothing better than a pot of soup simmering on the stove while cozied up on the couch watching snow fall outside your window. Not the sodium-laden, metallic-tinged, canned kind that you reheat and eat. I’m talking about a hearty, filling, loa ...
Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Are You Really Getting Enough Fiber?

Fiber is the stuff that makes your digestion hum, but the average American ingests less than half of the recommended amount per day. Most of us easily manage about 12 grams, but recommendations for optimal health range from 20 to 35 grams of dietary ...
Kale & Cranberry Bean Stew

Kale & Cranberry Bean Stew

Bearing no relation to the actual berry, cranberry beans – also called borlotti beans or Roman beans – get their fruity name from the deep red color of the specks spread across their white skin. Tender and chestnut-like in taste, they’re perfect swap ...
The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

The Lowdown on “Slow” Foods for Weight Loss

When I try to lose weight, I usually think about eating less, as in a few chips instead of a bag, or a sliver of cake instead of a heaping slice. But it turns out I’ve been thinking about things in the wrong dimension. It’s not volume that matters so ...
Spanx, But No Spanx

Spanx, But No Spanx

Ladies, can we talk about shapewear? When I’m going out to dinner with my boyfriend for a special occasion, I usually do break out the Spanx so that I can have a lump-and-bump-free silhouette. I usually feel so trim, thanks to my tummy smoother, that ...