Happy New Year, everyone! Here are a few black-eyed pea recipes to bring you and yours some good luck in the new year. With lots of whole, natural, good-for-you ingredients, these will start the new year off on the right foot too.
Black-eyed peas, like all beans, are an extremely low-fat, fiber-rich source of protein. They're rich in potassium, which the body needs for healthy cell growth, function and (most importantly the day after a few cocktails)... repair. Alcohol depletes you of potassium along with other important minerals, hence that ache you may have woken up with this morning. Replenishing your body's store will help get you back to feeling in balance. These lucky little beans are high in zinc too, which supports immune function and wound healing -- also needed after a few too many... Like other beans, black-eyed peas have iron, which helps get oxygen to the blood.
Here's to getting your new year off to a healthy and, if the superstition holds true, lucky start. I wish you and yours a very, very happy and healthy 2012!
Black-Eyed Pea Recipes
Megan Adams Brown, CHC, helps people take charge of their health and to start listening to themselves over the latest diet trend to optimize their own wellness, happiness and potential. Her family-friendly meal plans help parents take charge in the kitchen, too. This leads to more vegetables, less junk, and happier, healthier kids and parents. Megan shares kid-approved, allergy-friendly recipes on her blog. To learn more click here.