National Nutrition Month
March marks National Nutrition Month, a great reminder for all of us to eat healthy. Not only is the following recipe from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute good for you, it only takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Three-Bean Chili with Chunky Tomatoes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 cups
2 tbsp. canola oil
1 cup onion, coarsely chopped
½ cup celery, rinsed and chopped
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ½ oz.) low-sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans (14 ½ oz. each) no-salt added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. chili powder
- In an 8-quart soup or pasta pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add onion. Cook and stir until the onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add celery and green pepper. Cook and stir another 5 minutes, until all vegetables soften.
- Add drained and rinsed beans to pot.
- Stir in tomatoes, cumin and chili powder.
- Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 10–20 minutes to blend flavors.
Total fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 331 mg
Total fiber: 16 g
Protein: 22 g
Carbohydrates: 73 g
Potassium: 1,411 mg
Building a healthier workforce
Educating employees about making healthier lifestyle choices can benefit both employers and employees. Research has shown that unhealthy food choices can impact employers’ bottom line, for example.
One way employers can help create a healthier workforce is through a workplace wellness program. MHN, Health Net, Inc.’s behavioral health subsidiary, offers a wellness program that is included with its standard Employee Assistance Program – not an optional extra. Backed by the expertise of Mayo Clinic, MHN’s integrated wellness services consist of personal wellness coaching (for weight management, nutrition, exercise, and more), health assessments and an interactive wellness portal with tools and trackers, videos, and online seminars.
To learn more, please visit www.mhn.com, call 1-800-327-7526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.