Jamaican Rice and Bean Salad

1/2 fruit, 2 grains, 1 protein, 1/2 vegetable

This may seem random but why do people talk to themselves?

I always feel like I’m doing something wrong when someone talks to themselves. I mean, you’d rather talk to yourself than another actual human being? Haha I’m not that bad am I?!


Most of the time it makes sense not to include others in our personal conversations, but it still makes me wonder why we talk to ourselves.

Just a random thought.

Anyways, we had such good weather earlier this week that today I decided to make a more tropical dish: Jamaican Rice and Bean Salad! The brown rice completes the protein in the beans to make this an extremely balanced meal with almost all of the food groups covered.

20140312-145254.jpg1/2 cup cooked brown rice [1 grain]

1/2 cup black beans [1 grain, 1 protein]

1 tbsp red onion, chopped

3 tbsp red/yellow pepper, chopped [1/2 vegetable]

1/4 cup pineapple, chopped [1/2 fruit]

1 tsp lime juice

salt & pepper to taste

>>Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Serve chilled or fry in a skillet with 1 tsp oil.


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