This really simple vegetarian dinner requires minimal prep and has proven to be a hit with young kids!
Even if you're not vegetarian, incorporating some plant -based meals into your week is a great way to boost your intake of gut-loving fibre. Legumes, such as the black beans in this recipe, are you rich source of resistance starch, a type of fibre that our gut microbes go NUTS for.
Eating foods rich in resistant starch leads to the production of short-chain fatty acids, which nourish the lining of our intestines preventing harmful toxins entering the bloodstream! SCFAs have also been shown to reduce the risk of many diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.
OTHER SOURCES OF RESISTANCE STARCHES INCLUDE:
- All legumes (e.g. lentils, chickpeas, beans)
- Unripe bananas
- Cooked and cooled potato, sweet potato, pasta and rice
Follow the recipe below for a nourishing dish that the whole fam will love!