By Stacy Kennedy, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN; Reboot Nutritionist
Looking for a vibrant, nutrient packed, quick and easy side dish you can pull together for your next BBQ? This fresh, seasonal salad lends itself to local produce and loads of flavor. Have fun customizing the amount of spice and seasoning to fit your taste. This easy and delicious salad combines summer produce that’s meant to be eaten together. Black beans boast protein, fiber and iron, as well as the antioxidant anthocyanin, the same one found in blueberries. Ingesting Vitamin C rich food with plant-based iron rich foods enhances your body’s ability to absorb iron. Both lime and tomato offer Vitamin C, combined with black beans’ iron, to support your immune system, energy and red blood cells.
Trans Fat: 1g