Express Party Bean Dip
Express Party Bean Dip
Learn how to make Express Party Bean Dip with just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes! This dip is smooth, creamy, and perfect for parties and is healthy, low-fat, and oil-free!
Check out the recipe below where I will show you how to make a delicious Express Party Bean Dip! With all the unhealthy dips on the market, I decided to create a healthy version. I absolutely love bean dips, but there is something about black or pinto beans that just screams bean flavor to me.
We all gravitate toward dips and appetizers at gatherings, and we want them to be easy and quick. Party dips and appetizers don’t have to be greasy, fried junk food! My Bean Dip is so much healthier and totally oil-free! It’s a great way to get in your Daily Dozen too! You can eat it cold, or heat it up like a true refried bean dish.My Express Party Bean Dip is not only delicious but also very easy to make.
Here are some tips and tricks to make this recipe even better:
- You can use canned or cooked black or pinto beans for this recipe. If you are using canned beans, make sure to rinse them thoroughly to get rid of any excess salt.
- To add some extra flavor to the dip, add some garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder. These spices will give the dip a nice kick.
- If you like your dip to be a little chunky, you can mash the beans with a fork or potato masher instead of using a blender or food processor.
- This dip can be served cold or hot. If you are serving it hot, heat it up in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat until it’s heated through.
- You can serve this dip with tortilla chips, crackers, or veggies like carrots, celery, and bell peppers.
Now you can enjoy a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for any party or gathering!
Check Out The Express Party Bean Dip …
Express Party Bean Dip
This post will show you how to make My Personal Favorite…Express Party Bean Dip! With all the unhealthy dips on the market, I decided to create a healthy version that I’m sure you will love.
- Vitamix Food Processor
- Large Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Tsp Water
- ½ Cup White Onion (Organic)
- ½ Cup Bell Peppers (Yellow, Green, and Red)
- 15 OZ Canned Beans (Black or Pinto)
- Cup Salsa (May substitute with your favorite brand)
- ½ Cup Corn (May substitute with your favorite brand. Organic is preferred.)
- Chop onion and bell peppers
- Combine water, onion, bell peppers and salsa in your blender or food processor
- After draining & rinsing, add beans and corn to food processor
- Pulse food processor briefly until desired consistency
- This dip can be made with just the beans and salsa in a pinch using a potato masher.
It’s Vacation Time, So Choose Foods Wisely!
Healthy Tip Of The Month – May
Vacation is the time to be most mindful of what you eat! Choose your food wisely. Your body doesn’t know it’s on vacation! You work so hard at living a healthy lifestyle during the rest of the year, why should a short vacation change your eating habits?
A sudden spike in your cholesterol levels can be deadly if your body hasn’t been accustomed to eating in that fashion for a while. I’m sure you’ve heard that Country Western song that mentions the “99 cent heart attack” in one of the verses – well let me tell you, it’s a real thing!
Instead of opting for that nice juicy steak, hamburger, hot dog or sausage, choose one of those savory seasoned vegetables fresh off the grill. I can state with a reasonable degree of certainty, that there won’t be much competition for the healthy foods at most summer barbeques!
It’s time to start a healthy eating trend! Why don’t we lead by example and change the way our family and friends eat. There’s no time like the present!
Membership Newsletter May 2023 – Portion Control Debunked!
This Month’s Topic:
Portion Control And Other Myths…Debunked!
Why Diets Fail
The majority of people fail at diets and there are many theories as to why. These include metabolic adaptation, lack of self-control, and portion control failure. However, the ultimate truth remains unclear, so any or all theories may apply…let’s explore that thought…portion control (and others) debunked.
The real truth is this…unless you feel satisfied after a meal, you will continue to eat until you are satisfied. With that thought in mind, your new fad diet is doomed to failure. Instead of starving yourself by eating less food, what if you just ate better food…and more of it? What if you ate more of those better foods that satiate you, but did no harm in the process? What if you could eat a diet that includes all-you-can-eat greens, lots of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, and is at least 90 percent plant-based? Could this be the real solution to obesity…worldwide? Could it be that easy to debunk portion control and other myths?
A lifestyle such as this could be a diet including at least one big salad (like a pound of raw greens) or a pound of cooked greens, or maybe a vegetable smoothie every day.
Try adding veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds (it is advisable to watch your portion size here), and fruit at every meal, along with some whole grains, but no refined grains. Avoid junk food or oil, and impose a restriction on animal products. I don’t want to sound like I am over-simplifying this approach, but eating better foods that satiate you, rather than eating less food, is the key to feeling satisfied after a meal. By eating more of the right foods, you can achieve your goal without doing harm to your body.
I firmly believe that a healthy diet should consist of eating a pound of cooked or raw greens, a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit, and some whole grains every day!
Most experts agree that dieting is ineffective and often leads to future weight gain, as evidenced by several studies. Instead of dieting, a healthier lifestyle should be adopted by focusing on nourishing the body with whole, nutritious foods. This approach may also lead to weight loss as a secondary benefit (and hopefully debunk portion control and other myths in the process).
A diet that is at least 90% plant-based, including all-you-can-eat greens, lots of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and some whole grains, with restrictions on animal products, refined grains, junk food, and oil, can help you achieve this. Eating a pound of raw greens, a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit at every meal, or a pound of cooked greens, and some whole grains can be a good starting point.
Sound satisfying…interesting? Read on.
A healthy diet can consist of eating a pound of cooked or raw greens, or a vegetable smoothie, veggie-bean soup, a handful of nuts and seeds, fruit, and some whole grains every day.
Most experts agree that dieting is ineffective and often leads to future weight gain, as evidenced by several studies. Instead of dieting, a healthier lifestyle should be adopted by focusing on nourishing the body with whole, nutritious foods. This approach may also lead to weight loss as a secondary benefit.
Follow Up To Last Month’s Topic Of Hydration:
Drinking Soda Causes Inflammation…
How Does It Happen?
I wrote about hydration and the benefits of properly hydrating yourself last month but I never mentioned Soda Pop! We all remember the old penny in the Cola trick from grade school. It cleans pennies, toilets, etc…
In fact, America’s favorite cola (under a different product name, but the same recipe) was originally invented as a headache remedy!
It works because America’s favorite cola has acid in it – phosphoric acid, to be precise. Most colas have a pH of 2.5-3.5.
The scale for pH is a way to determine how acidic something is. It goes from 0 to 14, and everything under 7 is acidic. This means that cola is quite acidic, and acidity causes inflammation. As I’ve mentioned in the past, (you know how I intentionally repeat myself) inflammation is the enemy of our body!
Inflammation causes a multitude of illnesses and ailments that can be avoided simply by exercising caution when we eat and drink.
Side Effects Of Drinking Sodas:
We have enough to worry about with the foods we eat to be concerned with soda. The solution is simple… Just don’t drink it!
Besides the inflammation angle I am writing about now, television reports and documentaries keep popping up on a regular basis. They report that drinking two or more of any kind of artificially sweetened drinks a day is linked to an increased risk of clot-based strokes, heart attacks, and early death in women over 50, according to a new study by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
There are simply too many risks associated with soda to continue drinking it!
How Does Soda Compare To Other Substances?
Most sodas have a pH of 2.5-3.5 which ranks them just above battery acid and mild stomach acid. The very same soda that most of us willingly consume several times daily is strong enough to remove tarnish from copper, rust stains from concrete, and calcium from porcelain! Still thirsty?
Pure, safe drinking water is the cleanest and safest drink you can possibly consume… period!
As long as we are back on the subject of water, AGAIN…
Next time you find yourself experiencing a sudden craving, or hunger pang, drink a glass of water. One of the most effective ways to feel full without eating is to drink more throughout the day. Consuming water will fill your stomach and also keep you hydrated.
Dehydration may send signals to your brain that are similar to hunger signals. If you’re not well hydrated, you may feel hungry when you’re actually just thirsty.
Water is a slick tool to keep in your bag of tricks to resolve those annoying little food cravings like a charm!
Like anything else though, too much of a good thing (even water) can be harmful. Don’t overdo it! There is no such thing as a water diet!!!
Check out the newsletter next month for more on water:
Carbonated (Sparkling) Water: Good or Bad?
Recent Healthy Tips
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Introduction to the Wellness Academy
My Wellness Academy was created with better Health in mind. Your Health! With my guidance, your journey to a healthy lifestyle can be attained through continually learning about the many healthy choices that are available to you that you might not be aware of. If you can follow the tips that I provide in this course, success can be yours by forming new, healthier habits that could soon become a part of your daily life.
Chamber Gala Annual Awards: 2023 – Masquerade
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Fountain Hills community was invited to nominate and vote (March 15-April 21) for local Chamber member businesses and organizations in the following award categories:
Business Person of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Health Services of the Year
Restaurant of the Year
Retailer of the Year
Non-Profit of the Year
Customer Service of the Year
Community Volunteer of the Year
Teacher of the Year
Finance & Insurance Professional of the Year
MEET YOUR NOMINEES HERE
Voting is open online! Nominees will be announced and the voting will be online from March 15th – April 21st. To submit your vote for the Gala, click here!
- May 19
- 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Event Sponsored By Healthy Heartbeats
- Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
- (480) 837 1654
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