Healthy Recipe: Braised Kidney Beans & Sweet Potato

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Healthy Recipe: Braised Kidney Beans & Sweet PotatoLooking for something different to add to the mix of your usual nutritious menu items? Try this healthy recipe for braised kidney beans & sweet potato. It has a great combination of flavors, and is a perfect option for those seeking a vegetarian-friendly dish. (Recipe courtesy of WHFoods.org)

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 TBS fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced thin
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut in 1-inch squares
  • 2 cups sweet potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups crimini mushrooms, sliced medium thick
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1 TBS + 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups cooked or 1 15 oz can (no BPA) kidney beans, drained
  • salt & black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop garlic and onions and let sit for at least 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium-large soup or braising pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic, ginger, carrot, pepper, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms. Continue to sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add spices and mix thoroughly. Mix tomato paste and broth together. Cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes stirring occasionally. Add beans, salt, pepper, and continue to cook for another 5 minutes on medium heat uncovered, or until vegetables are tender.

This dish is packed with an assortment of vitamins and nutrients, and has 184 calories per serving. Complement your healthy diet with an effective workout plan. To learn about the fitness equipment we can offer for your Phoenix area home, contact Fitness 4 Home Superstore.

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