Eat Heart Smart
Potatoes are a heart healthy food choice — they’re free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. They’re also a great source of fiber. So when we saw Cooking Light’s list of eight cholesterol-lowering foods, we took note. On that list was black beans — a great legume rich in nearly five grams of soluble fiber.
Black beans + potatoes = heart healthy deliciousness!
Here’s a selection of healthy, easy-to-make recipes that pair potatoes and black beans. Tasty selections that can help you in your efforts to lower your cholesterol.
- Sante Fe Black Bean-Topped Potatoes
- Potato-Black Bean Cakes with Tropical Dressing Over Greens
- Cuban Black Bean and Potato Soup
- Black Bean Potato Chili
- Southwestern Black Bean Potato Salad (this recipe also features flax seed — another noted cholesterol-lowering food