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Recipe: Easy Beans and Greens

Easy Beans and Greens

(This recipe appeared in the February issue of A Healthy You.)

Prep Time: 10 minute
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 2-3 servings



  • 2 cups of pre-cooked beans (black, pinto, red, kidney – your choice)
  • 1 bunch greens (collard, bok choy, kale, spinach – your choice)
  • Your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or guacamole and sour cream


1. In a medium saucepan, heat drained beans. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired.

2. Fill a separate medium saucepan with 1-2 inches of water and bring to a boil.

3. Wash and chop greens (you can use the stems, too) and add to boiling water.

4. Cook for 2-3 minutes until greens are bright green and tender. Drain off water.

5. On a plate, arrange a portion of the greens, top with a portion of the beans and finish with toppings of your choice.

Food Focus: Beans

Food Focus: Beans (This article appeared in the February, 2011 issue of A Healthy You.) Beans. They are good for the heart. Beans are found in most traditional cultures as a staple food, offering grounding and strengthening properties that enhance endurance: Beans, or legumes, which include peas and lentils, are an excellent source of plant-based… Continue Reading