Ever heard of broad beans? These roasted legumes are a high protein and fiber filled snack making them this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick.
Some foods have more than one name, including this Supermarket RD’s Pick, the broad bean. You may recognize this legume also known as fava bean, butter bean, or English bean.
2016 has been named the International Year of Pulses creating awareness about “pulses”, also known as grain legumes, which are a group of 12 crops that includes dry beans, dry peas, chickpeas, and lentils. They are high in protein, fiber, and various vitamins.
You want to make your snacks count. The mistake I see often is grabbing a snack in between meals for that extra boost of energy, but it lacks the fiber and protein to keep that boost of energy long lasting until the next meal. You don’t want to sacrifice flavor either! Snacks should be enjoyable. Enlightened roasted broad beans come in a variety of flavors you can choose from. My personal favorite is the garlic & onion flavor.
A few ways you can add roasted broad beans to your day:
- Add to a trial mix
- Top on a salad for crunch
- Crush and use as a breading
- or simple enjoy as is!
Disclosure: Enlightened did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.