As a Natural Chef and Nutrition Coach, I use nutrition guidance alongside cooking tips to help folks embed healthy, sustainable eating into their everyday lives.
Since I rarely eat meat, beans are one of my most cherished ingredients. But let’s face it, beans have a bad rap. Perceived ideas of embarrassing digestive disturbances are embedded into our modern culture, even though these humble yet mighty legumes have been a staple in kitchens around the globe for centuries.
I truly believe beans have the potential to turn our personal and planetary health around, so when I came across the Beans is How campaign I was instantly sold. I wax lyrical to clients, corporations and anyone who will listen, about the versatility, affordability, nutrition, and climate friendliness of beans, and just how easy they are to add to our diets.
However, there are some negative associations with beans and their after effects, especially in the UK where we don’t have a cultural history of beans in our diets (apart from baked beans on toast of course).
Read on as I challenge some common myths while sharing the best ways to cook these lovely legumes.