Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ways to Eat Mung Beans

Mung Beans are delicious AND healthy! Last week at Back to the Basics I shared how to Sprout Mung Beans.  It's so easy!!!  
After 2-6 days of sprouting (depending on your taste) they're ready to eat. 

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Below are several delicious recipe perfect for Meatless on Monday #29

Salad
Salad greens and cooked red beans topped with sprouted Mung Beans.  
Add dressing.  I used Creamy Chipotle Dressing!


Veggie Tacos
Whole grain tortilla, greens, red onion and tomatoes 
topped with sprouted Mung Beans.
Optional: add sour cream or salsa.  I used Creamy Chipotle Dressing!

from Meatless on Monday #2


Protein-packed
Quinoa, cooked red beans and turkey sausage 
topped with sprouted Mung Beans.
Sauce is optional.

Mung Bean sprouts according to Livestrong:
Mung bean sprouts have a low calorie density, or energy density, with only 31 calories per 104 g serving. Low energy-dense foods can help you lose weight or prevent weight gain because they are relatively low in calories compared to their serving size, so you can fill up on them without eating too many calories, according to MayoClinic.com. Low energy-dense foods tend to be low in fat and high in dietary fiber, and mung bean sprouts have almost no fat and nearly 2 g dietary fiber per serving.

A benefit of mung bean sprouts is that more than 90 percent of their weight is water, and you can use them, like other vegetables, to help you stay hydrated, according to the University of Michigan. Mung bean sprouts are a cholesterol-free food, and their dietary fiber can lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol in your blood.

Sharing these delicious recipe at the Creative HomeAcre Hop , Tuesdays with a Twist, The HomeAcre Hop and  HERE

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this on my Silly Sunday Blog Hop. Enjoy your blog.

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  2. Do they have protein as well? Thanks for sharing at A Humble Bumble :)

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    1. Hey Becca! They DO contain protein!
      Thanks for stopping by

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  3. Oh yeah this is what I'm talking about pinninggggg.

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  4. I have never tried mung beans. You shared some great ways to use them, so I will have to give them a try!
    Thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  5. I have never tried them. Thanks for the information, and thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :)

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  6. delish! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop xo

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  7. I have never tried them, but so thrilled to learn about mung beans. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So thrilled you joined us. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

    Hugs
    Kathy

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  8. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com


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  9. I haven't had Mung Beans in years. I think I used to sprout them. I need to find some and try them again. Thanks for linking up to Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  10. Thank you for linking up with us at The Busy Bee's (Thursday link party) We appreciate you taking time to share with us!

    Joye & Myrna
    The Busy Bee's

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  11. I did not know that about Mung beans. I’ll have to give them a try. Your chipotle dressing sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop! See you tomorrow: http://blackfoxhomestead.com/the-homeacre-hop/

    ~Jenny

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