by Thad McLaurin
I’m always on the lookout for healthy recipes. Something that’s good for my training and that the family will like too. Not always an easy task, but I hit the jackpot with a recipe for Black Bean Lasagna that I stumbled upon in the September 2010 issue of Reader’s Digestwhich they actually got from Taste of Home.
The Reader’s Digest article starts with a really amazing factoid—”You can cut your risk of heart attack by nearly 40% if you eat a 3oz serving of black beans daily.” I doubt most people are going to eat black beans everyday, but it’s enough of an eye-opener to want to add them as frequently as possible.
Actually, in my household, we eat beans (all kinds) rather frequently. Our problem is changing up the menu so we’re not always having the same old beans-n-rice dish. That’s why, this healthy version of a traditional lasagna recipe caught my eye. I made it for the family and it was a hit. Makes 12 servings so there were leftovers which were perfect for reheating for a quick lunch.