February is Black History Month; the perfect time to cook healthy soul food. You can sit back and relax with your family and friends. These cuisines do not have to be rich when consumed. We learn new customs and ways of enjoying great meals, and pass on knowledge of food to our loved ones. Take a look at some of these awesome recipes to enjoy:
Chicken & Cornmeal Dumplings
Don’t worry, you won’t be a dumpling forever. This type of Chicken and Dumplings is hearty with a generous amount of vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and corn. You would eat 5 grams of fiber per serving. If you are avoiding high calories and amounts of sodium, this comforting soul food is the meal for you. It is inexpensive per ingredient to create and the taste is even more priceless.
Maple Whipped Yams
With this meal, you will be head over heels. Maple Whipped Yams is a wonderful sweet treat. This is healthy soul food at its finest, as you can blend the mixture to whipped consistency. Olive oil is a nice touch for heart health. The cost is minimal with only a few ingredients. Overall, this meal is about 220 calories and 2 grams of protein. It is also low in sugar–10 grams sounds great to us! With this meal, you will be head over heels.
Green Bean Casserole
Be lean, string bean! A home-style casserole like this one is not complete without fresh thyme, plum tomatoes, and sliced mushrooms. You will be pleased to know that you will fill your body with about 170 calories. A healthful Southern staple needs all the veggies for you to be happy and energized. Plus, making a light and homemade sauce that reduces the sodium is definitely worth it.