Beans are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and long lasting carbs. It fills you up for hours. They also taste good when you make them right. Making good food doesn’t necessarily take long, and that’s what I like.
For example, if you cook your own beans like I do, it takes 2-2 1/2 hours from start to finish. But, sometimes, I run out and use canned.
When I open a can of beans, corn, green chilies or whatever, I rinse it off in a colander. This gets rid of most of the added salt and sugar.
Here’s how I do Fire Roasted Tomato Chili and Beans Recipe
- Add one 14.5 oz. of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- Chop up half an onion
- 15.23 oz. can of corn (optional)
- One medium potato or canned potatoes (optional)
- 4 oz. can of diced green chilies
- I usually shake in a small amount of cumin, garlic powder, hot sauce, chili powder and paprika. I don’t measure, just a few shakes does the trick
- Mix in equal amount of pinto beans which is about three cups
- I do everything by the eye and taste
- Simmer on stove top for about 15 minutes or you can microwave it in about 4 or 5
- Again, what’s good about this recipe is cleanup. One fry pan and one big bowl to wash!
You will find that once you hop aboard the plant based whole food diet wagon, you won’t have to worry about calories anymore. You will lose weight and start feeling better eating more than you used to. You just have to watch certain things you eat. For example, you limit avocados, nuts and seeds.
I never cook with oil. Oil harms the endothelium layer of your veins and arteries. We don’t want future cardiovascular problems, do we? I know they say some oil is healthy. I believe none is actually healthier. I never cook with it or drizzle it over a salad.
I have to let you know about something. I have been giving grains a go for a while as a test. But, the results haven’t been too good for me. This means I am giving up bread, tortillas and anything made with grain even if it is organic, non-GMO or sprouted.
Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.