There are few other foods that manage to fit so much nutrition into such a small package, making them the perfect food for prepping for an athletic event. Not only does the protein in beans give you lots of energy to run, jump and pull your hardest, it also helps build lean muscle mass, critical for strength training.
We believe in the power of beans so strongly, we make sure our daughter’s rowing team always has a healthy meal full of lean foods before they race. In this past weekend’s regatta, we prepared a simple Mediterranean mixed bean salad that helped the girls power through to second place in their 2-kilometer race. Way to go, ladies!
Try this easy mixed bean salad the next time you need a burst of lean, heart-healthy energy:
Summertime is the perfect time to try this tasty recipe featuring Randall Beans