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Nourishing Potatoes and Beans

Article written and reviewed by Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM
Published November 19, 2018
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Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, folate, and antioxidants, and they're one of the best hunger-satisfying foods on the planet. Beans are high in protein, fiber, protein, and a type of starch called resistant starch that is extremely beneficial to your gut microbiome.
Combine them both together for a meal that nourishes the soul and warms the heart.
Recipe and photo by Tara Kemp (@tarakemp_).

Nourishing-Potatoes-and-Beans

Nourishing Potatoes and Beans

Potatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, folate, and antioxidants, and they're one of the best hunger-satisfying foods on the planet. Beans are high in protein, fiber, protein, and a type of starch called resistant starch that is extremely beneficial to your gut microbiome.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 1
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup navy beans
  • 1 potato
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful arugula or mixed lettuce leaves
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Instructions
 

  • Boil or pressure cook your favorite type of potato or potatoes in water. Slice cooked potatoes into cubes.
  • Boil or pressure cook your favorite type of beans in water, or simply use canned beans.
  • Slice your tomatoes.
  • Add your lettuces to a bowl.
  • Then place your tomatoes, cubed potatoes, and beans on top of the lettuces.
  • Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top of tomatoes, potatoes, and beans.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 459kcalCarbohydrates: 93gProtein: 17gFat: 4.8gPotassium: 77mgFiber: 20g
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About the author 

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM

Jamie Koonce, DACM, L.Ac, Dipl.OM is the Digital Content Manager at Mastering Diabetes. She holds a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Anthropology from Hendrix College, and Certification in Plant-Based Nutrition through eCornell. Jamie has been enjoying a plant-based lifestyle since 1999. In addition to writing at Mastering Diabetes, she teaches continuing education courses to other health professionals on the science behind a low-fat, plant-based, whole-food lifestyle for specific medical conditions.