The other day while I was at Whole Foods perusing their ever so abundant supply of canned beans, I stumbled upon one that caught my eye – Organic Chili Beans. Usually I purchase their no sodium added canned beans – not organic but I don’t eat ALL organic ALL the time. I do try keep the majority of mine and my family’s food consumption organic – there are things that I make exceptions for. Like my beloved 365 brand chick peas without all the added salt.
Today for lunch I decided to give the new beans a go. The nutritionals are great and they actually are not that bad on the sodium front. I always rinse canned beans regardless – I hate all that sludge that covers them. There is not actually any chili flavor or seasoning on these guys – just a can of mixed beans. I am actually ok with that. I would rather be in control of the seasoning that I would add to my food.
For lunch I had 1/2 a cup of the beans, zucchini, apple and a english muffin topped with peanut butter and jelly.
The chili beans were very yummy but a tad bit mushy. I like my beans to have a bit firmer texture. I think that is why I like chick peas so much. They are a pretty sturdy canned bean.
Dinner was not anything too fancy but it was veggie-riffic. I had zucchini, summer squash, apple (yes 2 in one day – that is how I am rolling lately) and 2 pieces of bread topped with sunflower seed butter and almond butter.
Sorry to make this so short but I have a basket of laundry to fold and then I am off to read. I am still not finished with New Moon and I am sure that my mom has already made it to the last book.
Tomorrow is a crazy Friday. I am cleaning in the AM and then D has a Halloween party at school. He is going to be one pooped cookie by the end of the day.
I hope you have a great night. See you sometime tomorrow in between the craziness.