February 13, 2012
Last week I shared with you guys my recipe for Creamy Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas that I made with Hurst Family Harvest beans. It looks like so far you guys gave it 4.5 stars out of 5…not bad at all!
Hopefully lots of you guys have started stocking your pantry with the Hurst beans while they are on sale for $1.99 per bag. If not, you still have time to save – they will remain $1 off retail through 2/24. Dried beans have a nice long shelf life so definitely grab them while they are on sale.
Last week we talked a little bit about how beans are a fantastic way to stretch your budget. Using the recipes on the bag, the all natural seasoning packet, and a few additional ingredients you can easily make a meal for four or more for well under $10! I like to cook up the beans and use them over multiple meals to get the most bang for my buck (or $1.99 in this case–tee hee!)
This week I thought I would remind you about the nutritional benefits of beans. The USDA suggests 2 – 3 cups of veggies every day as part of a healthy diet (specific amounts depend on age, gender and activity level). Beans and peas make up one of the five subcategories in the veggie category. Beans and peas are even considered a unique food as they are not only veggies but also considered part of the protein food group due to their high nutrient content. Beans provide great nutrition, high fiber plus they taste fantastic!
All of my guys love beans and I use them to make sure they get as many veggies in them as possible. I struggle to get my guys to eat asparagus and brussels sprouts but never worry that they will turn their nose up when I serve beans! Affordable, versatile and healthy…seriously, how can you go wrong??
The folks at Hurst Family Harvest want to help I Heart Publix readers add a few more beans to their diet and have offered up another great giveaway!
Six I Heart Publix readers will have the chance to put some of the Hurst Family Harvest beans on their table with the following prizes:
- One winner will get a $100 Publix Gift Card!
- Two winners will get a $50 Publix Gift Card!
- Three winners will get a variety box of Hurst Family Beans!
Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below! You can gain a bonus entry as well (just make sure that you leave one entry for each — up to a total of 2 comments.) As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included. I will choose the winners on Monday 2/20 at 11 pm.
- Leave a comment letting me know which of the Hurst Family Harvest beans you have tried so far (or planning on grabbing when you shop next).
- Head over and “like” Hurst Family Harvest on Facebook.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by the folks at Hurst Family Harvest. All comments and opinions are my own!