I love white kidney beans. Well, I love all beans. Beans are an excellent source of protein, but they also contain protective fiber. One cup of kidney beans provides 11 grams of fiber. Fiber helps eliminate toxins and, more importantly, slows the release of complex carbohydrates, resulting in balanced blood sugar over several hours.
I also love artichokes. Their low-fat, high-fiber content makes them ideal for supporting heart health, as well as prevention of cancer. Artichokes are a nutrient-dense food, featuring 16 essential nutrients including magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium. Aside from its stellar mineral content, the artichoke is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and folate.
Combine these two foods with a few other ingredients in a whole grain wrap and you have a filling, energy-rich lunch that will help fuel you through the afternoon. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Artichoke and White Kidney Bean Wraps”Read More