The bulk of my plates are filled with scoops of beans and legumes, as they pack a nutritional punch that keeps me fuller longer.
I prefer to stock dried beans as they require no preservatives and, when simmered slowly, develop a beautiful creaminess. I also stock canned beans since they make a meal in minutes. Search out canned beans that have not been genetically modified and that come in cans lined without Bisphenol A (BPA). Drain and rinse canned beans before using.
I eat grains to help me feel fuller longer, too. I stock a variety of grains and prefer to cook with many types—like basmati rice, quinoa, rye flakes, and couscous—to make my dishes interesting and nutritionally varied.
You’ll notice a few alternative flours throughout the recipes. I like to substitute buckwheat, spelt, and rye flours for some or most of the all-purpose flour in some of my recipes, to add just a little more nutritional value to a baked treat