If you follow my recipes, then you know that I’m a big fan of legumes! They’re one of the cheapest proteins you can eat besides a healthier alternative to meats every day. Incorporating beans into your meals will help you lose weight without effort. I am serious! Eating beans will satisfy you more and stop binging later because you’re hungry. Besides, your stomach feels lighter than with heavier meat meals. My Bean Sandwich Spread/Dip recipe is just the incentive you need to get started for a healthier sandwich or dip.
Another plus for learning to cook with beans is if you suffer from constipation. Beans have lots of helpful fiber to solve any problem. Think of the extra money that you’ll save drinking that fiber drink!
Furthermore, cooking a bag of beans can save you time in meal preparation. When I cook up a bag, I usually mash most of the beans in my food processor and store them in the refrigerator to use in other recipes later and save just some whole beans to use in other dishes.
One other thing is about fresh garlic and what it can do for you. Did you know in its raw state that garlic is a natural antibiotic unlike cooked? So if you’re feeling less than perfect, I always add even more garlic, which only gives it a nippier burn to the taste.
I hope that you’ll want to share this fantastic tasting bean sandwich spread/dip that I made that can replace luncheon meat on a sandwich or as a dip on crackers or rice cakes. Trust me, you won’t know there are beans in this recipe–just loads of incredible, zesty flavor!
Yummy Bean Sandwich Spread/Dip
1-1/2 cup cooked, drained Northern beans (any size will do)
1/2 cup cream cheese (low-fat)
6 cloves of large garlic, (peeled and cleaned)
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Perfect Puree Roasted Red Peppers
1 tablespoon salsa
Take out your food processor and mash everything until you get a spreadable paste. If this mixture thickens up or you like it thinner, you just need to add a little extra milk to the consistency that you prefer. Refrigerate and serve on crackers or sandwiches. ENJOY!