#5 Lentils, Beans, Peas, & Peanuts…what do they have in common?
Each of these ingredients are considered Legumes. Which are all super rich in
folate, a type of B vitamin that enhances brain power, and increases the dopamine
function within the brain, to boost both performance and mood. Legumes are also
rich in the following nutrients: Calcium, Dietary fiber, Folate, Iron, Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium, Protein, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Vitamin B6, & Zinc.
I knew there was a good reason why I love beans. But when you really look at all of
the nutritional benefits of eating them, it is amazing that we don’t eat more of
them every chance we get. So here is one of those easy recipes that I make at
a drop of the hat on a chilly afternoon, or even in the summer months
because it is just so fresh and delicious as well as such great brain food.
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Turkey Bean Soup
1½ lbs. ground turkey
1 yellow onion, chopped
15.25 oz. can Kidney beans, drained
15.25 oz. can black beans, drained
1½ c. frozen white corn
1½ c. green beans, chopped
1 lg. tomato, diced
5 tbsp. granulated chicken bouillon
2 qt. water
½ tsp. crushed red chili flakes
½ c. flat Italian parsley, minced
1 tsp. onion salt
½ tsp. coarse black pepper
In a large pot sauté ground turkey, add onion, and sauté until turkey is cooked.
Add kidney beans, black beans, corn, chopped green beans, and diced tomato.
Sprinkle chicken bouillon over turkey and vegetables, fold in water. Add
red chili flakes, parsley, onion, salt, and pepper. Stir together well. Simmer for ten minutes and serve.