Nutritious isn't always bright and colorful. These dark and delicious recipes made from black foods are rich in protein, fiber and antioxidants, plus they're all gluten-free and vegan.
Anthocyanins are a group of antioxidants found often in dark pigmented foods and they bring a myriad of health benefits, such as protective factors to fight the risk of heart disease, cancer and memory loss. From black beans and black chickpeas to black rice noodles and black bean pasta, the dark ingredients in these recipes really shine.
Let's get cookin' in the dark!
Black chickpeas contain more protein, vitamins and minerals then regular chickpeas. Try them roasted and mixed with a blend of spices for a crunchy, high fiber snack.
Black rice has more iron, protein and fiber and the highest antioxidants of any rice. Also known as Forbidden Rice, it’s an ancient grain that was supposedly eaten only by the emperors. Lucky for us those days are gone. Black rice sushi is a stunning and healthy version of something you probably already love.
This recipe makes enough to fill two wide mouth 16-ounce jars. The ginger-lime combo makes this healthful soup flavorful and satisfying. You can swap in any veggies you'd like. A few favorites are frozen peas or corn, fresh spinach or salad greens.
Made from black beans, black bean pasta is a nutritional powerhouse. One serving typically contains 15 to 22 grams protein and 6 to 8 grams fiber, not to mention a healthful dose of calcium, vitamins and minerals--and it's gluten-free. Pairing the pasta with tomatillos gives it a zesty, almost lemony taste and adding avocados makes it creamy good. It’s the perfect match.
Toasting the noodles gives this salad a crunchy texture tasty twist. Once you make it you’ll be hooked.
Black beans are well known for their nutritional value. But why eat them plain? This easy, healthy bean dip goes great with veggies or tortilla chips or it can double as a side salad. The cumin adds smokiness to this hearty dip.
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