Thursday, August 5, 2010

The F-Word

I don't like to hear it or say it.  It can conjure up some bad thoughts.  But sometimes you just need to say it.

I'm talking about...fiber.

We have tried to eat healthy (not crazy healthy) over the years and have found ways to add fiber to our diet.
Now more then before I need to add fiber to my diet.  (side note...the problems I mentioned in an earlier post were some health problems I was having.)  I know we all have heard of the benefits from adding fiber to our diets.  Well, it's not all bad.  Take last night's dinner for example (sorry no pics).  I took a chicken recipe and replaced it with two types of beans.  It was a hit.  Except with our son, he doesn't like beans.

Cheesy Beans Simmer

Two cans beans (I used red and great northern), drained and rinsed
One can cream of chicken
4oz cheese, you know the block kind you use for nachos
Broccoli enough for your family
Cooked brown rice, again enough for your family

Cook the rice and the broccoli.  Heat the beans in a skillet with some oil.  Once heated add the cream of chicken and the cheese.  I added some garlic and onion powder.  Stir until melted and well mixed.  Mix the cooked broccoli in and serve over the rice.

That's it!  I am sure can add whatever else you like.  Our daughter went in for seconds!

1 comment:

Patti said...

hahahaha I almost gasped out loud when I saw your post title on my blogger updates:) Thanks for the recipe!