The Best of Beans: 14 Health-Boosting Recipes with Legumes | The Health Sessions

The Best of Beans: 14 Health-Boosting Recipes with Legumes

Beans are the perfect pantry food: they’re affordable, long-lasting and packed with plant-based protein. Legumes like black beans, chickpeas and lentils also make healthy sources of fiber, iron and antioxidants.

What’s more, research indicates that people who consume beans regularly have a lower risk of getting cardiovascular disease. Legumes also help stabilize blood sugar levels and may even help prevent diabetes type 2 due to the high fibre content. Dan Buettner’s study into the longest-living people even in the world even suggests that eating one cup of beans a day adds four years to your life expectancy.

To get the most value out of those tiny pods and make them more digestible, you could soak or spout dried beans beforehand. But if that’s too much hassle, a quick rinse will do.

So now that you know the benefits of beans, how can you add more of them to your meals?

Beans are very versatile, and you can make so much more with legumes than just chili and enchiladas. Try these 14 health-boosting recipes to get the best of beans! 

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Cookie Monsters Unite: 11 Healthy Cookies for Every Food Style | The Health Sessions

Cookie Monsters Unite: 11 Healthy Cookies for Every Food Style

It’s the ideal rainy day activity: baking cookies. What’s cozier than the smell of freshly baked goods coming from the oven when it’s cold and grey outside?

There’s nothing I like better than traditional shortbreads. But often, classics like chocolate chip cookies and thumbprint cookies contain more sugar, butter or refined grains than preferred. Thankfully, nowadays you can find healthy cookie recipes for every food style online.

So no matter if you follow a vegan, gluten-free or Paleo diet, get your rolling pin and cookie cutter out to enjoy an afternoon of baking with these 11 healthy cookie recipes! 

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10 Warm Winter Salads to Nourish You on Cold Days | The Health Sessions

10 Warm Winter Salads to Nourish You All Season

Is it just me, or do you also struggle to eat fresh salads when it’s dark and cold outside?

We all know that greens are good for us. Especially dark leafy greens are packed with vitamin C, minerals and health-boosting antioxidants. And even though springtime is mostly known for its abundance of lettuce and chards, you can find plenty of nutritious greens in winter that’ll make perfect base for your salad.

Just toss some kale, collard greens or cabbages together with a (warm) salad dressing and seasonal favorites like roasted Brussels sprouts, pumpkin and cranberries. Next, add grains or (plant-based) protein of your choosing. Turkey, warm lentils or goat’s cheese all add some winter flavor to your salad. Finally, top your bowl with a crunchy element like honeyed walnuts or toasted chickpeas.

Whether you’re looking for a healthy side dish of a meal-worthy salad, these 10 warm winter salads will keep you nourished throughout the season.

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6 Breakfast Tips That'll Improve Your Mental Health | The Health Sessions

6 Breakfast Tips That’ll Improve Your Mental Health

This article is written by Mia Johnson. 

Nutrition is often the most neglected aspects of mental health. Food might play an integral role in our physical health, but the same is true for our minds. It’s only natural, considering that your brain is an organ like any other. This means that giving it the nutrients it needs can help improve its performance and health.

Breakfast is the backbone of our daily nutrition. It’s not called the most important meal of the day for nothing. The meal that starts your day off plays a big role in how that day will unfold. Here’s how you can positively impact your mental state with a good breakfast.

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7 Cookbooks to Kickstart a Healthier Lifestyle | The Health Sessions

7 Cookbooks to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

This blog post contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. All opinions are my own. 

Eating healthily every day becomes a lot easier when you have a recipe repertoire filled with nourishing meals. But most of us don’t have instant culinary inspiration when dinnertime rolls around.

That’s why treating yourself to a good cookbook is the perfect way to kickstart your healthy lifestyle. With delicious recipes for every food style from vegan to keto, take a look at these 7 healthy cookbooks. 

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