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Simple Protein-Packed White Bean Salad | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Apr. 7. 2020
Salads

Simple Protein-Packed White Bean Salad

Apr. 7. 2020
Salads
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of NS and Creator of The Method

This Simple Protein-Packed White Bean Salad is our favorite new mealtime hack to add a plant-based boost of protein and fiber to your next salad.

When nourishing your body, balance is key. Nourishing your body with nutrient-dense food not only helps support energy and immune function but creating delicious and healthy meals is a great way to cultivate new healthy practices and hone a new skillset.

With this in mind, healthy food options might be closer than you think. Maybe already in your pantry or fridge, and packed with health-boosting properties. When you think of  Fiber, beans may not be the first thing that comes to mind but they are a great source of soluble fiber and protein.

Finding creative ways to use these pantry staples such as a Simple Protein-Packed White Bean Salad is easy as opening your fridge and seeing what’s on hand.

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Beans

Beans are a rich source of fiber, especially soluble fiber. In addition to providing digestion health benefits, eating enough fiber is good for your entire body! We know the majority of our immune system lies within our gut so it’s so important we take care of our gut health with eating enough probiotic-rich foods or prebiotic foods that promote healthy bacteria, regular bowel movements, regulate blood sugars, and better nutrient absorption.

The Recipe

Serves 2

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Ingredients

1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

½ red onion sliced

2 medium-sized tomatoes

2 sprigs parsley

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ tablespoon ground sumac

1 bell pepper, ribs removed and chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1

Combine all ingredients with a medium-sized bowl and toss to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tip!

When freezing beans, thoroughly rinse a can of organic beans (or you can use dry and cooked) and pat dry, then lay them flat on a cookie sheet to freeze them so they don’t clump. Then place in a freezer-safe reusable bag for later.

Enjoy!

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