Time for another installment of my semi frequent Foods For Runners themed posts… Next up… BEANS!

Black, garbanzo, pinto, green, butter, northern white, baked, cannellini, coffee, kidney, refried, fava, soy, ranchero… BEANS!

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I won’t go into much detail about coffee or green beans this time around however they are beans and do count towards the awesomeness that is beans! they just aren’t the same type of bean… Also I try to use organic beans, and I usually get them in cans, or boxes. Soaking beans is just not for me, I’ve tried and failed many times at it, if you have the skill and patience go for it!

Why beans you ask? why not?

Beans are packed with protein which triggers muscular growth,  loaded with fiber because everyone needs more fiber, contain folate, manganese, potassium, iron, copper and magnesium – yay for vital nutrients,  and they are low-glycemic aka this means they’re slow to digest and offer sustained energy, especially important for runners. 

Try: Bean salads, in pastas, with tacos, in burritos, in enchiladas, on salads, made in to burgers, as hummus, as the stars of soups, on toast, nachos! (yum), in brownies (anyone have a good recipe for this?),

Besides Mexican food, my favorite way to eat beans is in a super simple salad. Cut up some red peppers, add in black beans, corn, chopped cilantro and a little bit of olive oil. BOOM! A simple delish salad!bean salad black red peppers corn

Do you like beans? Which are your favorite? and How do you eat your beans?

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    They're my go-to source of protein :) I prefer the taste of dried beans over canned but can never remember to soak them the night before so I usually go with canned too. I think my favorite is a chickpea curry.

    Chaitali | 2 years ago Reply

      wish something like a quick soak existed! yes curry's how could i forget that? I also really like chana masala, and roasted chickpeas ;)

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    I love beans in a big pot of chili or taco // tortilla soup! & I love re-purposing my chili into nachos also. I'll add some greek yogurt, jalapenos & fresh tomatos. YUM!

    Jessie @ The Acquired Sass | 2 years ago Reply

    Beans are one of my biggest protein sources as a vegetarian. There are so many things to do with them!

    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner | 2 years ago Reply

      me too! beans are the best source (most fiber, least fat) for us non meat eaters ;)

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    I love baked beans! Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club. Great blog! Have a nice day!

    veronica lee | 2 years ago Reply

      thanks for stopping by, baked beans are great!

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    My husband is a veggie triathlete so beans are in our home all the time! We seem to use a lot of garbanzo beans but we don't discriminate!

    triandtrue | 2 years ago Reply

    I love beans! One of my favorite things to do is add chickpeas to pasta dishes. I also like mixing a bunch of beans into chili and using half the meat. Yum :)

    Sun | 2 years ago Reply

    I love beans. I mean I loooooooove them. My naturopath is pushing me to try a paleo diet right now so I'm off them for a while. I go to the grocery store and I am lost without them! :(

    Carly | 2 years ago Reply

    I LOVE beans, but my favorite is coffee ;-)

    Wendy @ Wholistic Woman | 2 years ago Reply

    That salad looks good! Love beans, use them a lot.

    Missy Marie | 2 years ago Reply

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