4 Bean & chick­pea

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - SHOPPING -

Cans of beans, lentils and chickpeas are pro­tein-packed pantry saviours.

The ben­e­fits

Beans and legumes con­tain pro­tein and low-GI car­bo­hy­drates, so they’re ideal for adding to meals af­ter ex­er­cis­ing. They’re es­pe­cially use­ful if you fol­low a ve­gan or veg­e­tar­ian diet and need a fill­ing pro­tein al­ter­na­tive to meat, chicken, fish, eggs or dairy.

QUICK RECIPE BOOST

For a sat­is­fy­ing pro­tein and veg­etable perk-up, stir a 125g can of chickpeas or kid­ney beans into a serv­ing of store-bought soup (check out soup la­bels for the least amount of salt). Go to healthy­foodguide.com.au and search Co­conut chick­pea curry

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