Nutritious Gossip . . .legumes

Did You Know?

Legumes can be a good substitute for meat due to the amount of protein it contains. Most legumes contain lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than meat.

Legumes include:

  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Nuts
  • Peas
Legume Ideas:

*Use beans and lentils to make delicious soups and chili’s. 

*Nuts make the perfect snack between meals everyday.
*Peas are always a healthy side dish for lunch or dinner.
Try trading out the turkey sandwich or chicken dinner routine, and spice up your life with a variety of legumes. Your body will appreciate it in many ways!

Love,

Justine

Legume Sites:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260

http://www.youngwomenshealth.org/legumes.html

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/foods/legumes/

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