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March 17, 2015

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As luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Fortunately, you don’t need the luck of the Irish to live a long, healthy life. Here’s a healthful menu that’s chock full of lucky foods >

Black-Eyed Peas with Sweet Potatoes and Greens


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with beans and greens! These two foods are thought to bring good fortune because they resemble coins and money.

Makes 4 servings


1 10-ounce package frozen kale, chard, or collard greens
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 10-ounce packages frozen black-eyed peas, thawed and drained
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups cooked sweet potato or yam, or 1 18-ounce can vacuum-packed unsweetened sweet potatoes, drained, rinsed, and chopped
few dashes liquid smoke


Thaw greens in the microwave or a bowl of boiling water. Chop and combine with broth, black-eyed peas, garlic, sweet potatoes, and liquid smoke in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 298 calories; 1.5 g fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 4.4% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g protein; 58.2 g carbohydrates; 10.4 g sugar; 13.3 g fiber; 304 mg sodium; 156 mg calcium; 4.6 mg iron; 32.8 mg vitamin C; 14605 mcg beta-carotene; 2.1 mg vitamin E

Source: Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Bryanna Clark Grogan

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