I’m very guilty of eating poorly at the end of the day. If I eat at all, it’s not usually something very healthy. Lunch is my main meal (man do I love me some lunch) so often I just don’t feel hungry. If I am, I’m too tired and lazy to do much cooking. Because of these things, I’m especially proud to have made up a fast, easy and healthy recipe that even my lazy ass is likely to make for dinner. The fact that there aren’t many dishes involved is a HUGE plus. Dishes are my least favorite thing, 2nd only to Steely Dan.
Happy healthy eating!
Fun nutrition fact: Black beans are packed with fiber! One cup of them provides you with 60% of your daily value- plus- that same cup holds nearly 65% of your daily folate intake! Top that off with a whopping 30% of your daily protein, and you have a vegetarian’s nutritional dream in a package that is tasty enough for even them most carnivorous of carnivores to enjoy.
I’m going to have to set a rule for myself and start limiting my Martha recipes. That, or re-name my blog Marthaclecticims. Or maybe Good Things, Eclectic? That would be a huge pain, so I’ll probably stick with trying more recipes from other bakers and chefs instead.
It does have to be said, MS has some damn good recipes on her site. When I’m trying something new for other people and not just myself, I like to play it somewhat safe. Going Martha is safe. I had two vegetarian friends over for dinner this weekend and this recipe was a hit!If you have a grill, give this a try for a healthy but flavorful and filling main or side dish.
Did I mention I got to use parsley and thyme form my garden? Tis the season!
One obvious comfort food for cold weather is soup. Not only is it warm and filling, but you can add very healthy ingredients to it that will get you the vitamins you need to avoid those nasty colds you catch this time of year. Another great thing about soup? It can be low in calories if you don’t add cream, sugar and all those other things we say we’ll try to limit but never do. (At least that’s how I roll.) Sweet potatoes give this soup a naturally sweet taste and baking the potatoes right into the soup (not separately) give the brother a thick, starchy consistency.