Hearty Chili with Pinto Beans

Busy schedules cause us to eat on the go because we don't have the time to prepare dinner and eat it too. How can you fit in a home cooked meal in the short window of time you have between family activities? While fast food is quick and convenient, it's not something...

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Feeling Blue? Eat More Green

Are you feeling the winter blues? Many people find it hard to maintain a positive attitude during winter months. The sun makes rare appearances and we're not spending as much time outside which can lead to vitamin D deficiencies. We're also not as physically active...

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Super Bowl Snack Recipes for a Crowd

Hosting a Super Bowl party can be a blast, even if your favorite team didn't make it through the playoffs. You can make your party memorable by choosing a theme and asking guests to bring a dish inspired by one of the teams playing or the Super Bowl host city. You'll...

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Rice and Beans Recipe

Have you ever thought about using your rice cooker for more than just steamed rice? Struggling college students will tell you, it's actually a full service appliance and can make a gourmet meal. The best part; cooking with your rice cooker requires no actual cooking...

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Winter Citrus White Bean Salad

Winter citrus is finally in season. On top of giving us a bright and sunny break from cold and dreariness all around, winter citrus can help you stay healthy. The vitamin C and nutrients in citrus are important for fighting off the colds and flu you battle during the...

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How Do You Power Your Lifestyle? Contest

Powered by Beans is all about getting the most out of every day. Your active lifestyle is important to you. It takes commitment to be active.  Maybe you take a quick walk at lunch or you've made the decision to train for a triathlon.  You know being active is part of...

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Winter Pantry List

Winter hit the Midwest hard over the head during the past week.  Hopefully you had plenty of leftovers to eat while you were snowed in. A stocked pantry can keep you well fed if you don't make it out for the bread, milk and eggs before a big winter storm. Essential...

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Vegan Chili

Is your New Year's resolution to eat better? Vegan recipes fit the bill when you want to eat healthy. Once you've made the decision to give a vegan recipe a go, you'll find vegetables and plant based proteins are just as delicious as old school recipes made with meat....

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