GBFB is committed to healthy lives and communities through the food we distribute and through nutrition education. During National Nutrition Month®, Team GBFB will share how we lead healthy lives through diet and being active. Enjoy!
Michele Fisher, Community Initiatives Associate.
I became a vegetarian in college which set me on a quest to understand more about food and nutrition. This slowly led to a healthier lifestyle. Exercise and eating right makes me feel better, sleep better, and helps a little in keeping up on family hikes and other adventures. My recipe is a modification from Jane Brody’s Company Beans & Rice, featured in her Good Food Book. She is a personal health columnist for the NY Times. The recipe has served me well anytime I have to make a quick dinner for anyone! I love the versatility of this recipe. You can substitute black beans for kidney beans, or quinoa for brown rice. You can add a jalapeno or frozen corn to sauté. You can use all suggested condiments, or none at all. And if you leftovers, you can put it in a burrito shell with some cheddar and heat up the next day. Michele’s Recipe for Company Beans and Rice
1 TBS olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 zucchini, cut in rounds then halved 2 tomatoes 2 teaspoons of oregano 1 can kidney beans Salt & Pepper Grated cheddar cheese (optional) 2 cups cooked brown rice Begin brown rice according to package instructions. Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat for 1 minute. Add onions, sauté for 3-4 minutes. Place zucchini in skillet and let sit for 3-4 minutes until 1 side is browned. Stir and continue to sauté until zucchini is cooked . Add tomatoes, oregano, kidney beans & season with salt & pepper. Stir & cook until heated through (2-3 minutes). Serve beans over rice. Top with some grated cheddar cheese. Other condiments that work: chopped cilantro, salsa, hot sauce, avocado.
Did you know that 25% of GBFB’s 51 million pound distribution is made up of fresh produce? Learn more about how GBFB supports healthy lives and communities and how you can help to end hunger here.