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Recipe of the month

People living with diabetes can enjoy the same healthy meals as the whole family.  Read our healthy cooking fact sheet for ideas on how to make small changes to your favourite recipes.
 
Some great ways to make recipes healthier are to:
  • add extra fibre
  • add extra fruit & vegetables
  • reduce the amount of sugar, salt, or saturated fat

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Butter bean and beetroot salad
 

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

8 baby beetroot (or 4 medium beetroot)
400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 teaspoons freshy thyme
100g baby spinach leaves
100g rocket leaves
60g low-fat feta cheese, crumbled


Method
  1. Cook beetroot in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and peel while still warm, then cut into quarters.
  2. Cook beetroot in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and peel while still warm, then cut into quarters.
  3. To serve, divide beetroot, spinach and rocket among four plates. Pour the warm bean mixture over the top and garnish with feta cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutrition information
 
 Per serve (serves 4)
 Energy1180kJ 
 Protein14g 
 Fat, total9g   
 - saturated3g 
 Carbohydrate36g 
 Sodium350mg 
 Fibre13g 
Exchanges2.5 per serve
 















ACKNOWLEGEMENT:
© Recipe and image kindly provided by Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company.
 

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