Home-Made Baked Beans
I like to keep my recipes simple with the flavours fresh and uncomplicated – this recipe is no exception. Simplicity and purity is what you will taste with every mouthful. It’s important you use borlotti beans for this recipe as they give the whole dish a wonderful texture and flavour. It’s also important you use fresh ripe roma tomatoes as they will add that extra bit of goodness and flavour. Don’t be tempted to play by adding extra ingredients – just keep this dish simple and pure.
What’s great about it:
Borlotti beans have a low GI of 14 on the glycemic index scale which will keep your blood sugar levels stable as well as keep you full and satisfied after eating them. They are packed with protein your body needs for repair, for building lean muscle and to nourish your immune system, 1 cup of these beans has aroud 20 grams of protein as well as 18 grams of fibre. The fibre helps support digestive health and will keep you regular as well as helping to lower blood cholesterol. Borlotti beans as well as tomatoes are packed with potassium that can blunt the effects of sodium, which helps to reduce blood pressure.