I mentioned yesterday that Wheels had surgery. Articles from the Cleveland Clinic and Dietetics, among others mention the importance of protein, fiber and certain vitamins and minerals that aid in the healing process. Add a little knowledge of Dr. Fuhrman’s superfoods — Greens, Onions, Mushrooms, Beans and Berries, Seeds — from a PBS fundraising presentation on nutrition. Wowsa — I just remembered a recipe that will be my super secret weapon.
Four bean salad! It has onions, beans for fiber and protein, lots of vitamins and minerals, healthy oils for necessary fat, vinegar (shown to help control blood sugar). It is filling. Plus it makes quite a bit and keeps well so it will work for several meals. It’s good with almost anything. It is almost a complete light meal by itself. It’s a recipe from my mother in law. And we like it — a lot!
It can also be jazzed up by adding 1/4 cup each diced green and/or red or orange peppers without significantly affecting the carb, calorie or protein count. If you use olive oil, be aware that it will become a semi-solid with refrigeration. It looks a little weird when you take it out of the refrigerator, but will return to its normal state as it warms. I set it out as I begin meal preparation it’s normal by the time we eat. Just out of curiosity I figured some of the nutritional elements on this recipe. It’s tedious, time consuming and a bit iffy without special high priced software so I don’t do this often.
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