At our teen drug rehab and as a part of our Nutritional Learning and Life Skills program our teens are taught how to create healthy and nutritional meals and snacks. Recently, we have delved into smoothies and juices but this week we decided to mix things up and create and teach our teens how to create a new meal. This week our teens were taught the benefits of Bean Soup and also how to cook it.
Our class started with the teens learning the benefit of bean soup and all its ingredients. They were also taught how to safely create this meal they can share with friends and family when they return home. The teens then took to the kitchen where with proper supervision they were able to create their own pot of bean soup for other clients and Inspirations teen drug rehab staff.
Here are our teens at work:
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The Benefits of Bean Soup
Bean Soup has many benefits including filling your stomach faster and longer. This meal is also packed with loads of fiber, which also helps keep your belly full for longer. A major benefit of bean soup is the broth and other ingredients such as onions, carrots, legumes and more is that they also help keep you full and hydrated.
1 large onion – chopped
2 carrots sliced in rounds
1 bag shredded Cabbage
4 Cans pink beans
2 empty bean can water
1/2 cup olive oil
1 Tblsp cilantro
1/4 teaspoon Cumin
salt and pepper to taste.
Saute onions and carrots, until onions are clear, add cabbage Beans and water, Simmer for 30 min.
Garnish with cilantro and grated cheese of choice.