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