|Black beans, rinsed and drained||1 (15-ounce) can|
|Red onion, chopped + extra slices||¼|
|Jerk seasoning||1 teaspoon|
|Canola oil||1 tablespoon|
|Reduced-fat mayonnaise||2 tablespoons|
|Whole-wheat burger buns, toasted||2|
- In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork into a paste-like consistency. Stir in onions, breadcrumbs, and jerk seasoning. Form bean mixture into 2½-inch thick patties.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add patties to pan, and cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until browned and crisp.
- Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on one side of each bun. Arrange burgers, red onion slices, and lettuce leaves on buns, and serve.
3 starches; 2.5 fats; 1.5 very lean meat substitutes; 1 vegetable
Side Suggestions: Quick Potato Salad
Boil 2 peeled Yukon gold potatoes for 20-25 minutes, until tender. Let cool for a few minutes and then cut into ½-inch cubes. Gently toss potato cubes with a mixture of 1 tablespoon diced red onion, 1 tablespoon diced dill pickle, 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise, and 1 teaspoon Dijon or other brown mustard. Season with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 173 calories; 35 g carbohydrate; 3 g protein; 2.5 g fat (0.5 g sat); 3 g fiber; 444 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 starches; 0.5 fat.
|Serving Size||½ of recipe|
|Saturated Fat||2 g|
|Dietary Fiber||15 g|
A randomized trial found that fecal microbiota transplantation had a higher rate of remission in patients with active ulcerative colitis than those who recieved placebo. Fecal transplantation is believed to help the intestine develop a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut which can help the intestine recover and function more effectively.
Exercise Associated with Healthy Baby Weight
Mindful Meditation May Reduce Symptoms and Complications of Insomnia
Chewing Gum After Surgery May Improve Digestive Tract Recovery