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This year, one of the goals I made was to eat healthier and take care of myself, both physically and mentally. Hubby has some medical challenges and I was needing more energy to get through the day. And who doesn’t want to eat better with easy go-to pantry staples?
Although recipes with adventure are always fun (since trying new ingredients and seasonings are the stuff dreams are made of) sometimes we need some easy recipes in our arsenal. You know, when you get home late and want something delicious and nutritious NOW without hitting the drive thru? For those days, my solution is to hit the pantry and grab a few items to whip up dinner in a jiffy. That’s where S&W Beans entered the picture. Their low sodium garbanzo beans saved the day!
S&W Beans has been around 120 years and provides high quality product that you can use every day. At S&W, every bean is graded and evaluated for moisture, seed coat damage, foreign materials, bug damage, color, consistency, blistered skins, split beans and ability to rehydrate. The possibilities are endless when it comes to using beans in your recipes. From egg dishes to vegetarian or vegan options, they have a variety for you. These great tasting beans look as delicious as they taste. And the best part is that now through April, S&W Beans is offering $1 off 2 cans of beans! You can’t beat that! Grab your coupon here while you can.
First rule of my panty; keep it stocked with canned beans since they’re easy to make and will fill you up without adding a ton of empty calories. So, when S&W sent me a nice box of canned beans in many varieties, I did the happy dance! This was awesome since I use beans often and they are good for you too. Furthermore, those of us over 50 folks (and you know who you are) find the nutritional value of legumes, such as fiber and protein, to be just what we need. Plus, S&W bean varieties include low sodium options, like the garbanzo beans (chickpeas) I used for this recipe.
I was inspired by a soup my co-worker brought in the other day which looked and smelled amazing. Hubby likes chicken in his soup, so I took her recipe and added chicken, spinach and a touch of cooking sherry. As a result, this lemon chicken soup was amazing and it took no time to make plus it fit right into my healthy living goals. With chillier temps, soup is always good food! And this Lemon Chicken & Chickpea Orzo Soup is just what the doctor ordered. It’s soul warming. Serious. I’m not kidding.