Autumn Quinoa And Butter Beans Recipe

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 2 tbsp Margarine
  • 3/4 cup Finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp Minced fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup Orange juice Water
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Diced sweet potato (1/2" pieces)
  • 1 cup Diced butternut squash (1/2" pieces)
  • 1 1/2 cup Cooked/canned butter beans (drained)
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cranberries

Preparation:

  1. Thoroughly rinse the quinoa by placing it in a large bowl and filling
    the bowl with cold water.
  2. Drain the quinoa and repeat the rinsing
    and draining 4 more times; set aside.
  3. Melt the margarine in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add
    the onion and ginger, and cook, stirring, until the onion is
    softened.
  5. Stir in the orange juice, water, honey, salt, coriander,
    cardamom, and nutmeg; bring to a boil. Stir in the sweet potato and
    squash; bring to a boil.
  6. Cook, uncovered, 7 minutes.
  7. Stir in the
    butter beans and quinoa, and return to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat and
    simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in the cranberries; simmer,
    covered, 5 minutes longer.

Nutrition information:

Calories: 345 Total Fat: 6.7 g
Protein: 10.8 g Saturated Fat: 1.3 g Carbohydrates:
56.0 g Cholesterol: 0 Fiber: 8.8 g Sodium: 392 mg

Source: Wholesome Harvest - by Carol Gelles (ISBN: 0-316-30735-1)

Recipe reviewed by Dietitian Kimberly A. Tessmer, RD LD

In the event that you find that this Autumn Quinoa And Butter Beans recipe is not appropriate for diabetics, please contact us and and we will review your suggestions.

Bean

Get a Free Diabetes Meal Plan

Get a free 7-Day Diabetes Meal Plan from Constance Brown-Riggs who is a Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator and who is also a national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association.

Just enter in your email below to download your free Diabetes Meal Plan.

By clicking Submit, you agree to send your info to InformationAboutDiabetes.com who may contact you with updates and information and we agree to use it according to our privacy policy.

More Articles

Limiting our intake of highly processed foods, and eating more whole and lightly processed fare can boost our nutrient and fiber intake, lower...

Chamomile tea has long been prized for its calming properties, but few people realize it’s also beneficial for glucose regulation. Traditionally,...

Today, the healing benefits of essential oils are more than the claims of ancient tradition and alternative medicine. They are increasingly the...

The different sugar content of fruits can be confusing when you are trying to manage your...

There is nothing close to a one-size-fits-all exercise program for those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy. The best general advice is to...

More Articles

With such a marked increase in the number of new diabetes cases, more people are wondering if type 1 diabetes...

Keeping your blood sugar levels under control can be tough. There are so many factors that can affect blood sugar, like exercise, food, illness,...

Today, the healing benefits of essential oils are more than the claims of ancient tradition and alternative medicine. They are increasingly the...

Stomach aches and other gastrointestinal pains can be signs of a bigger problem. One such problem for diabetics is gastroparesis, or delayed...

Two of the most common symptoms of diabetes are increased thirst and increased urine production. These symptoms are so prevalent in diabetics that...

While some celebrities aren't quick to talk about living with diabetes, others are quite transparent and inspiring - acting as advocates for the...

People with diabetes are about twice as likely to experience heart disease as those without the condition, making cardiovascular health a critical...

All diabetics know that maintaining proper blood sugar levels is the lifeline...

Pilates is an exercise method proven to improve flexibility, strength, coordination, muscular stamina, balance, and posture. Many Pilates...

It can be difficult enough to get on stage and make a roomful of strangers laugh, but for comedians suffering from type 1 or type 2 diabetes,...

Most people with insulin-dependent diabetes use syringes and lancets every day. However, many of them do not know how to dispose of these...

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes have successfully competed in the Olympic Games. Their amazing stories prove that diabetes is no match for...

Explaining diabetes to children can seem like a daunting task, but in reality, it is no more difficult than discussing anything else important....

Diabetes is a complex disease, affecting virtually every part of the body. The damage it does, to nerve endings, blood vessels, organs, and the...

If your child has diabetes, you want him or her to be safe while in school and to have the same educational opportunities as other children....