I’ve found that some basic planning and a few tricks of the trade can make cooking at home a fun experience that brings the family closer together while inspiring a healthier lifestyle. Your kids can help with the chopping of peppers and onions. Once your vegetables are chopped, the rest is simple. The recipe calls for canned beans, but you can also use dried beans. Kids usually get excited about seeing the beans go from one state to another overnight. You can also “dress up” the recipe by putting out an array of toppings when you serve — kids love choice. Add cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese, salsa… you name it. It can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. — Bill Telepan, owner of Telepan restaurant and executive chef of Wellness in the Schools (WITS), a non-profit organization dedicated to making school food healthy.Click here to see the full story: Cooking From Scratch in School Cafeterias -- and at Home
On a cold winter’s night, nothing warms you up quicker than a hot bowl of chili. In Kretschmer’s version, lots of vegetables, wheat germ, and beans substitute for meat. Take the leftovers to work with you and warm them in the microwave for a healthy, filling meal.
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With three different types of beans, a confetti of color with multicolor peppers, and a subtle heat that'll tickle your tastebuds, you'll be wondering what you did B.C. — before (this) chili!
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Chili is the ultimate gift to cooks in small kitchens. It requires only one pot, the result is a hardy, filling meal that can feed a fleet, and, in the case of this recipe, it’s also extremely cheap.Though the dish has long been hailed as a meat-lovers’ favorite, we've found that if done correctly, the familiarity of the flavors is what makes people want to eat it all night long. In this vegetarian version, the chipotle compensates in flavor for the absence of slow-cooked beef brisket by giving the dish a down-home, rich smokiness.Click here to see A Vegetarian Super Bowl Party.
This vegetarian chili is hearty and healthy. Start soaking the dried beans for this easy chili recipe the night before you want to eat it. This recipe comes from Pereg Gourmet.
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Beans are an ideal source of Clean-Eating protein and even those who aren’t vegetarian love this “meaty” meatless chili recipe. It is still a satisfying version of chili without losing out on hearty flavor. Use leftovers in a wrap for lunch the next day.Click here to see A Healthy Super Bowl Menu.