Beans, Beans…

Beans are an excellent source of iron, fiber, protein, minerals and much much more! They are low in saturated fat as well as low in sodium if prepared from dry beans. Add beans to your tacos, salads and side dishes to make your meals more nutrient dense.

Not sure how to make dry beans? Check out this link for some basic information.

This bean salad recipe is a great place to start to use more beans in your diet. Serve this salad as a side dish with a meal, on top of greens, or for a healthy snack!

Simon’s Salad

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ cups garbanzo bean reconstituted from dry beans or 1 15 oz can of garbanzo beans
  • 1 ½ cups black beans reconstituted from dry beans or 1 15 oz can of black beans
  • 3-4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced (optional)

Mix olive oil, lemon juice, minced parsley and garlic in a separate bowl and set aside, this is the dressing. Mix beans, tomatoes and onions together in large bowl. Pour dressing over bean mixture right before serving.

Enjoy!

Share this information
Categorized as Blog - Nutrition

Upcoming Events

AODA Coalition Meeting
December 22, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Northwoods Tobacco Free Coalition Meeting
January 5, 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mental Health Interagency Council Meeting
January 6, 2015 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Trails Council Meeting
January 13, 2015 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Health & Aging Committee Meeting
January 15, 2015 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Contact Us

Oneida County Health Department
100 West Keenan Street
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Telephone (715) 369-6111
Fax (715) 369-6112

ochd@co.oneida.wi.us

To report a public health emergency or to report a notifiable disease after hours, please contact dispatch at 715-361-5100.

Click here to view map and additional contact information.

Translation

Hotlines

Mental Health Hotline - Mental Health Crisis? Forest, Vilas and Oneida County call 1-888-299-1188.

Smoking Cessation - Break free of cigarettes. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

Disaster Distress Line - Stress, anxiety, and other depression are common after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or visit the Disaster Distress Line to talk.

Wisconsin First Step – Information and links to services for children and youth with special needs, their families and providers. Call 1-800-642-7837 to speak with a parent specialist.

Maternal and Child Health Hotline – Call 1-800-722-2295 for information on BadgerCare Plus, WIC, HealthCheck, maternal depression, Prenatal Care Coordination, family planning, developmental screenings, and more.