Recipe: Hearty Minestrone Soup with Farro

This recipe takes a classic Minestrone soup and turns it into a scrumptious one-dish wonder. Adding the ancient grain farro makes this soup hearty and gives it a nutty flavor. With cabbage, kidney beans, carrots, onion and tomatoes, you get lots of cholesterol-lowering, energy-boosting ingredients.

Recipe: Creole Black Beans With Tomatoes

Looking for a meatless meal? This versatile recipe works with different types of beans, a mix of beans, or you can add shrimp. You can also spice it up with hot peppers and Cajun seasonings.

Recipe: Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

These crispy sweet potato wedges come out Cajun spicy and sweet. They’re also loaded with antioxidants and plant-based nutrients and are a great source of beta-carotene. Another plus? As complex carbs, they digest slowly and raise blood sugars gradually — keeping you from a spike and drop-off.

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