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Foods with fiber to keep you fuller longer!

So these are a few of amazing snacks that will be a good power snack for you that are packed full of fiber! Fiber is great for cleaning out your system and keeping you regular….if ya know what I mean! It also helps you to stay fuller a lot longer in between meals.

1. Black beans, cooked 1 cup – 15 grams of fiber


2. STRAWBERRIES, 3 grams of fiber for 1 cup


3. ARTICHOKES, 4.5 grams of fiber for 4 or 5 sm canned


4.BUCKWHEAT COOKED, 9.6 grams of fiber for 1 cup!


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Black Bean Burgers Recipe!

Black beans are already great by themselves and at Chipotle BUT they are actually really great as a burger. I have had remade ones at Costco and I loved them. They are all vegetarian and full of flavor not to mention really filling. Here is a simple recipe for you guys to try out. Great for anyone to try! Yum!


Black Bean Burger Recipe:


  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger rolls

Optional Toppings:

  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4 small Romaine lettuce leaves, or any other type you have on hand
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.

In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.

Reserve 1/3 of the black bean mixture for Round 2 Recipe. Divide remaining mixture into 4 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup. Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve.

Use the leftovers from this recipe in Black Bean Enchiladas.

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Black Bean Brownies (GLUTEN FREE? yes, please)

These are GLUTEN FREE my friends and I am so excited to try these, they are literally baking in the oven right now. Gluten free means it’s free of a wheat protein. And not to mention these brownies have loads of protein because of the black beans! I just sneaked a piece of it and it tastes AMAZING! I am also uploading to Youtube for all of you to watch. It’s like a protein bar but brownie style! Full of protein!


15oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)

4 eggs large

1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened

1 tablespoon vanilla

6 tablespoons of butter

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tsp baking powder (check to make sure it is gluten free, some baking powders may contain gluten)

1/2 tsp baking soda (check to make sure does not contain gluten)

Preheat oven to 325 ‘ F Place baking cup liners in to muffin tin, spray with oil. In blender or food processor, place all ingredients and blend/liquify until smooth and silky. Pour batter into muffin tin 3/4 ths full. Place in oven and bake for 27 min or until center is fully cooked! Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs.


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