Two of the most important aspects of food that support health and weight loss are high water content and high fiber content.
High water content foods are what we’re always encouraging everyone to eat. They’re all the fruits and veggies that are on the High Nutrient Dense food list. (Click here to see a copy)
High fiber foods are also High Nutrient Dense foods. They are the lentils, beans and whole grains.
Low fiber, low water foods are the foods at the bottom of the HND list. They are the animal products: meat and dairy, that have zero fiber, and the processed and sweet, sugar foods that have the fiber processed out of them. Think bread, pasta, confectioneries, breakfast cereals and most anything in a box. They have all had the water and most, if not all, of the fiber processed out of them.
So, high fiber and high water foods are whole foods, not processed. And what’s especially great is the calories in these whole foods are utilized better by the body, and less prone to be stored as fat. Have a look at this week’s video to learn more:
The recipe today is Mushrooms, Garbanzo Beans and Fire Roasted Tomatoes. Delicious and very hearty. And it’s so quick to make. Give it a go. I think you’ll love it as much as we did.
Also we served the Stew with Greens, Cabbage, Broccoli and Caesar Dressing. You can find the dressing recipe for it here. The dressing is oil free and oh so good.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Mushroom, Garbanzo Bean and Fire Roasted Tomato Stew
12 Mushrooms, washed and sliced
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 large onion diced
3 large garlic cloves minced
2 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 28 ounce can Fire Roasted tomatoes
1 28 ounce can Garbanzo beans
1 bunch green onions cut for garnish
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon powdered coriander
Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
In a large pan on medium heat add oil, onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onions soften. Stir often.
Add mushrooms, turmeric, oregano and coriander. Cook until mushrooms are soft.
Add tomatoes and Garbanzo beans, sea salt and pepper to taste.
Serve in bowls garnished with green onion.