Food of the Week

Pinto Beans

 

  • High in Fiber which prevents our blood sugar from going too high after eating a meal
  • They provide balanced, slow burning sugar which keeps us feeling energized longer
  • The folate in pinto beans lowers homocysteine levels. When homocysteine levels are too high the risk for a heart attack increases
  • High in potassium which regulates heart function and keeps blood pressure levels at a healthy level
  • If your body does not react well to sulfites, try eating pinto beans. The mineral molybdenum detoxifies and breaks down the enzyme
  • Feeling low on energy? Eating pinto beans can replenish your iron levels leaving you feel more energized
  • One cup of pinto beans presents us with almost 1/4 of our daily requirement for thiamin which is necessary for brain function and memory
  • High in vitamin B1 which converts sugar into energy which our body can use
  • Contains tryptophan which promotes sleep

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Ingredients
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (15 ounce) cans white corn, rinsed and drained
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained
1 jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
1 red bell pepper – cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 green bell pepper – cored, seeded and finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 bunch cilantro leaves, finely chopped
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions

Mix the black beans, pinto beans, white corn, green chiles, jalapeno pepper, red and green bell peppers, red onion, and cilantro together in a large bowl.
To make the dressing, stir the rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and garlic powder together in a pan. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat, and cool. Pour dressing over bean mixture, and toss to mix evenly

Nutrition Facts
Calories:262 cal
Fat: 12 g
Carbs: 35.5g
Protein: 6.3 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg


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