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Grains and Beans

Grains and Beans

Rice, barley, quinoa, oats, bulgur...

(33 Recipes) Created by MOVEITMARY

Recipes in this Collection

Quinoa with Spinach and Feta Cheese
Very Good 4.4/5
(361 ratings)

Quinoa is similar to brown rice, with a higher protein content. This is a delicious side dish or light meal.

Submitted by SLIMKATIE

Carbs: 32.1g | Fat: 8.5g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 7.6g | Calories: 232.8
Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.2/5
(325 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
(no ratings)

Great way to use leftover quinoa. The texture is like a moist, crumbly cake. Good take-along breakfast for wrok.

Carbs: 28.5g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 5.2g | Calories: 147.5
Easy Hummus
(no ratings)

This is my reward for eating veggie sticks!

Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 15.2g | Fat: 3g | Fiber: 2.9g | Protein: 3.4g | Calories: 97.7
Homemade Fruit & Nut Granola Bars
Good 3.8/5
(13 ratings)

Better than store-bought, these granola bars include healthy almonds, whole grain, natural sweeteners and a touch of fruit.


Carbs: 24.3g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 4.4g | Calories: 160.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(44 ratings)

This high-fiber, high-protein, low-fat salad travels well.

Submitted by EMMAPALE

Carbs: 22.2g | Fat: 18.4g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 285.2
(no ratings)

Eat as is or use as a base for other recipes.

Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 13.9g | Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 104.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(1 rating)

The most common side dish in Brazil

Submitted by GABICHAYTOR

Carbs: 17.2g | Fat: 4.9g | Fiber: 0.6g | Protein: 1.8g | Calories: 120.4
Incredible! 5.0/5
(2 ratings)

My mother is from Brasil (and she spells it with an "S"), so I grew up on this dish. She says that the real, good stuff has Portuguese sausage (linguica), bacon, and fresh pork as well as the ham-hocks. But when she got to the states linguica wasn't easy to be found, so she used pepperoni. Anyway, this recipe is how she made it for us.

NOTE: I prefer smoked ham shanks, which taste the same but have more meat and less fat (the hocks have the skin on, shanks don't). Mom would leave the skin from the ham-hocks floating around in the beans so you could eat that too, but I think that's just nasty.
OR you could use a ham bone—leftover from a nice ham (like at Christmas time or something)—to flavor your beans.

This is just a basic, simple recipe. I've seen recipes that use a cup or so of orange juice; recipes that add sauteed onions and garlic at the end (instead of using dried onion); even recipes that add bell peppers and other veggies.

Submitted by LORALEE15

Carbs: 17.9g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 9.7g | Calories: 111.9
Chickpea Curry
Very Good 4.2/5
(71 ratings)

Fiber, Protein, and Filling...We have this one a lot, good with rice.

Submitted by WYLDFLOWERS

Carbs: 29g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 6.2g | Protein: 5.9g | Calories: 177.3
Coconut-Cilantro Rice with Lime
Very Good 4.3/5
(14 ratings)

Turn your favorite side dish into something special in just a few minutes. Only five ingredients and packed with flavor, this dish is a winner!

Submitted by SPARK_RECIPES

Carbs: 29.9g | Fat: 7.2g | Fiber: 2g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 195.2
Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
Very Good 4.2/5
(435 ratings)

An experiment with leftovers yields a delightful, filling vegetarian meal.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 31.7g | Fat: 3.2g | Fiber: 9.1g | Protein: 13.8g | Calories: 204.5
(no ratings)

This is Mediterranean comfort food: brown rice, lentils and carmelized onions.

Submitted by OBIESMOM2

Carbs: 21.7g | Fat: 9.7g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 4.8g | Calories: 189.6
Baked Falafel
Very Good 4.1/5
(58 ratings)

Use all chickpeas if you don't have fava beans. If you use canned beans, the sodium levels will be higher so omit the salt.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 15.2g | Fat: 4.7g | Fiber: 4.6g | Protein: 4.3g | Calories: 99.7
(no ratings)

A rich, tasty, filling and low-fat soup. Great when you are too tired to cook something from scratch.

Makes 6 one-cup servings.

Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 24.9g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 6.4g | Protein: 7g | Calories: 129.6
Lentil Soup
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Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 17.6g | Fat: 2.2g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 5.5g | Calories: 109.2
(no ratings)


Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 34g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 199.5
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Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 20.4g | Fat: 6.3g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 3.3g | Calories: 137.8
Quinoa Salad
(no ratings)

Yummy hot or cold salad with walnuts, gorgonzola and apples.

Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 14.7g | Fat: 6.2g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 4.4g | Calories: 128
(no ratings)

There are many variations on this Brazilian black bean dish, and since I have about a year's supply of pintos, I thought I would give them a try.

Submitted by MOVEITMARY

Carbs: 18.3g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 10.7g | Protein: 14.7g | Calories: 161.2
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