Garbanzo Beans For A Healthy Diet

image.jpegWhat if I told you that a diet which regularly includes legumes like garbanzo beans could help with health issues like diabetes, high cholesterol and colon problems? And what if I told you garbanzos can also help with needed weight loss?

Well, don’t take my word for it. Do a quick Internet research or talk to your nutritionist.

The best part of it all is that you can use garbanzo beans in a variety of recipes, mixed with meats and fish, vegetables, and even desserts!

With that healthy thought in mind, here’s a simple, tomato-based
pork stew recipe that I concocted by just scanning what’s in my refrigerator to add as ingredients, including cabbage, potatoes, and quail eggs; and of course, a can of garbanzo beans from the cupboard.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb., pork belly
1/4 cabbage, sliced
1 cup, small potatoes, peeled and halved, boiled to the desired tenderness
1 can, garbanzo beans
6 pcs., boiled quail eggs, peeled
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 small onion, sliced
1 small tomato, chopped
1 can, tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
5 cups water
2 tbsp. Olive oil

DIRECTIONS

In a pot, boil three cups water then add the pork belly. Continue to cook until tender. Remove from heat and set aside to cool before slicing into small bite-sized pieces.

In large pan or wok, heat Olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown. Add onions and cook until tender and fragrant. Add tomatoes and stir for one minute. Add pork slices and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the remaining water and bring to a quick boil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add garbanzo beans and cook until tender. Add tomato sauce and reduce heat to low. Add quail eggs and cook for another minute. Turn off heat and serve warm.

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