Lindsay Livingston is a full-time mom and a registered dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. She believes healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive — and beans fit perfectly with her philosophy.
Lindsay’s website, The Lean Green Bean, has delicious, easy recipes for your whole family to enjoy. She has found that beans aren’t just delicious — they’re for the whole family. They are a perfect finger food for her eight-month-old daughter because they help her practice her hand-eye coordination while also being a source of nutrients and fiber.
Substituting beans for meat helps to add more protein and fiber to dishes. Plus, beans are easy to blend and add to things like dips, baked goods, and desserts.
Lindsay is a huge fan of black beans, and her love of Mexican-style dishes tends to pair well with that variety.
The recipe she chose to share with us is one of her favorites, White Chicken Chili. It’s lighter than a traditional tomato-based chili, is packed with protein, and tastes great in both winter and summer. You can easily make it as spicy as you want to and top it with goodies like cheese and avocado.
Check out her ebooks: “Ultimate Guide to Food Prep” and “Table Talk: Tips and Tricks for Feeding Young Children.”