25 Feb Perfect Protein Salad
A study published in the Journal of the @american_heart Association found that eating more plant-based proteins is associated with lower heart disease risk in middle-aged adults.
So, consider adding more beans to your food plan! Most experts recommend ½ cup of beans 3x/week. Beans are cholesterol-free and rich in soluble [digestible] fiber, which helps control LDL [bad] cholesterol and reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke.
Beans provide a healthy dose of insoluble fiber, which can help lower your risk for type 2 diabetes — a risk factor for heart disease. For people with diabetes, the soluble fiber in beans slows the body’s absorption of carbohydrates, which helps control blood sugar levels and lower heart disease risk.
Ready for a delicious recipe with a hefty amount of beans? Here’s my version of the PCC… [Perfect Protein Salad]
🔴 2 [15.5 oz] cans @swbeans [50% less sodium] garbanzo beans
🔴 1 English cucumber [peeled, seeded & diced]
🔴 1 yellow or red bell pepper [seeds removed & diced]
🔴 4-5 stalk of celery [diced]
🔴 2 carrots [peeled & diced]
🔴 1/4 red onion [diced]
🔴 1/2 bunch green onions [diagonally sliced]
🔴 1/3 bunch parsley [chopped, about ½ cup]
🔵 2/3 cup mayonnaise
🔵 2 tbs lemon juice
🔵 2 tbs apple cider vinegar [I ❤️ @thrivemarket]
🔵 1 tbs chopped fresh dill [I ❤️ @calorganicfarms]
🔵 1 tbs salt [I ❤️ @redmondrealsalt]
🔵 1 tbs chopped fresh basil
🔵 1 tbs minced garlic
⓵ In a large bowl, mix garbanzo beans, diced cucumbers, bell peppers, celery, carrots, red onions, green onions & chopped parsley.
⓶ Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, dill, salt, basil & garlic. Pour over salad. Mix well.
‼️ This salad is great on its own or as side dish — It only gets better as it sits in the fridge‼️