Amazing Beans!

MMM More Deliciousness from our Balanced Habits Nutrition Programs!

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2 x 15 oz. cans Great Northern
Beans or same Cannellini Beans
rinsed, drained
1 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter
1 Tbsp. EVOO
½ cup LS *Chicken Broth, divided
1 Tbsp. Fresh Sage, finely diced
½ Tbsp. Fresh Thyme
½ Tbsp. Fresh Chives, snipped
½ tsp. Kosher Salt
¾ cup Butternut Squash (frozen is easy!), small cubes
¼ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped
2 Tbsp. Toasted Pine Nuts
2 Tbsp. Fresh Finely Grated
Parmesan Cheese

Step 1: Place rinsed beans in a
medium pot. Add butter and EVOO.
Heat over medium-high until butter
melts. Add 1/3 cup chicken broth,
all herbs and salt. Cook for about
10 minutes.
Step 2: Add butternut, sun dried
tomatoes and remaining chicken
broth. Lower heat to med-low and
cook for 15 minutes.
Step 3: Reduce heat to low. Add
Pine Nuts and Parmesan. Cook for
3 minutes; until Parmesan is
melted. Remove from heat and
*You can use LS Vegetable Broth if

•Carbs only!
2 Unit Portion:
½ cup Amazing Beans
3 Unit Portion:
¾ cup Amazing Beans
4 Unit Portion:
1 cup Amazing Beans
5 Unit Portion:
1 heaping cup Amazing Beans

Gluten Free Brownie Bran Cookies


Bran Fudge Cookies

Using the Gluten Free Brownie Cake Batter recipe. LINK:


Yields about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
Brownie Cake Batter
2 cups Fiber One® Cereal
or other grainy-bran cereal
1/3 cup water
1 Large whole egg
1 Tbsp. Canola Oil
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Directions: Pre heat oven to 350F.
Spray baking sheet with Canola Oil
spray, or line with parchment paper

Step 1: Prepare Gluten Free
Brownie Cake batter as directed on
that recipe (from this month)
Add the remaining ingredients to
brownie batter with a spatula until
combined. Do not over-mix.

Step 2: Use a Tbsp. and drop
batter onto prepared baking sheet
about 2” apart.

Step 3: Bake in pre heated oven for
10 – 12 minutes; until set. Cool 2
minutes on baking sheet on a wire
rack. Remove cookies from baking
sheet to wire rack. Cool completely;
about 30 minutes.
Store in a tightly sealed container.

Tip: Don’t add new cookie batter
to a warm baking sheet, as this
causes the cookie to spread out flat.
Use more than one baking sheet if
Each cookie is about
1.5 units carbs
Remember that they’re bran!

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Gluten Free Brownie Cake


Gluten Free Brownie Cake

2/3 cup EVOO
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
6 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup boiling water
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Almond Flour
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
Finger pinch Salt
1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend
1 cup Superfine Baking Sugar
3 Large Eggs

Directions: Pre-heat oven to 325F.
Lightly spray a 9” round spring form
cake pan with olive oil and line
bottom with parchment paper.

Step 1: Sift cocoa powder into a
medium bowl and whisk in boiling
water until it is smooth. Whisk in
vanilla. Set aside to cool.

Step 2: In a small bowl, combine
almond meal with baking soda and salt.

Step 3: Using a free-standing
mixing bowl or a bowl for a hand
mixer; add sugar, EVOO and eggs.
Beat on med-high for 3 minutes.
Mixture should be thick and creamy.
Reduce speed of mixer to medium.
Add cocoa mixture with a spatula.
Reduce speed of mixer to low.
Slowly add almond meal mixture.

Step 4: Turn off mixture. Scrape
down all sides of bowl and stir a bit
with spatula. Pour batter into
prepared cake pan. Bake in center
of oven until all sides of cake are set
and the center-top looks slightly
damp. Should be about 40 – 45
minutes. Check center of cake with
a tooth pick. Should come out
mostly clean with a few little
crumbs. Let cake cool in the pan on
a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen
edges before inverting with a knife
or metal spatula.

-If cutting 12 slices of this
cake, each slice = approx. 272 calories (with sugar)
-If cutting 12 slices of this cake, each slice = approx. 215 calories (with Splenda)