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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

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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

Ingredients

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

Directions

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

Please feel free to tailor Physicians Committee recipes to suit your individual dietary needs.

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