Happy New Year y’all!
I found an odd brownie recipe a while back and I’ve made it three times, each time making a few changes to get it just right. My husband enjoyed the first two batches, apparently having no clue what was in it.
When I whipped up a batch on New Year’s Eve, he cut them up to take over to a friend’s place to help celebrate.
As far as brownies go, they are freakishly healthy so I was pretty surprised when they turned out to be a huge hit! Several people asked for the recipe – repeatedly!
I’ll share the recipe with you later, but guess what the secret ingredient is?
Beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!
As I was doing some research to plan out a blog schedule for the year, I found out that January 6th is Bean Day.
So I thought I would give you some info to help you get ready to celebrate with me 🙂
Like most beans, black beans are sort of nutrition super stars!
What food group do black beans belong to?
Do you know the answer?
It’s a trick question.
½ cup of black beans is considered one serving and it counts as a vegetable OR as 2 ounce equivalents of protein foods.
As vegetables, they are high in fiber – but they are also high in protein.
As you can see, black beans are naturally low in calories, sodium, sugar, and fat, and are cholesterol-free.
But they are also fantastic sources of several key nutrients. Black beans are an excellent source of molybdenum, a very good source of fiber and folate, and a good source of manganese, protein, magnesium, thiamin, phosphorus, and iron.
Plain English Summary: Black beans are awesome!