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Beans for Breakfast? You Bet!

By Donna Stark

You put butter, jam, cinnamon, sugar, and mashed avocado on your morning toast, but have you ever considered topping your breakfast staple with beans? No? Well, you may want to, and once you find out how much additional nutrition you will be getting by doing so, you may also want ideas on how to incorporate even more beans into the first meal of your day. Filled with protein, fiber, and loads of nutrients, beans are an excellent way to jumpstart your mornings, and with the suggestions below from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic, it couldn't be any easier to add them to your diet!

Bean Mash

You've made enough avocado toast over the past couple of years to know the basics of how to do this. Drain and rinse a can of pinto beans, add some olive oil and seasonings, and start your mashing! Spread this mixture on your toast and top with freshly sliced cucumbers or tomatoes. You'll be surprised by how good this can taste.

Breakfast Burritos

If you love burritos, you will especially enjoy the ones you eat for breakfast. Filled with your favorite morning ingredients, this breakfast item will soon become your go-to meal. Just don't forget to add those beans! Here are some delicious examples of ingredients you can build one with.

  • Eggs
  • Potatoes
  • Cheese
  • Vegetables (avocado, broccoli, spinach)
  • Meat (sausage, ham, bacon)
  • Beans (lentil, black, pinto)
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Hash and Eggs

Are you looking for ways to clear out some of the food in your refrigerator? Have you ever tried making a breakfast hash? Breakfast hash is a dish where you can toss just about anything into it and still come out with a delicious meal! Fry some diced potatoes with peppers, mushrooms, and onions, add some meat and your favorite beans, then crack in your eggs! This protein-packed meal makes a lot so be ready to share ... or pack some up for lunch!

Beans, Beans, and More Beans

The best thing about incorporating beans into your breakfasts is that you'll never run out of ways to use them! Beans are an extremely versatile ingredient and come in a variety of types to choose from. Whether you prefer canned, dry, frozen, black, pinto, or kidney, you'll be happy to know there is no wrong way to eat them! So, what do you say? Are you ready to become more adventurous in the kitchen? Do you want to fuel your body with extra nutrition? Then beans it is!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Acworth, Ga.

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