Lightened Black Bean

Traditionally hearty ingredients like black bean are being used in a new way

Implications - Traditionally used in heavy, ingredient-dense dishes like burritos, black bean is seeing a resurgence and popping up in much lighter, healthier meal options. The digestive properties of this Hispanic cuisine staple are being promoted and utilized in dishes like breakfast bowls and salads as a dietary alternative. The use of hearty, yet exotic ingredients to forward the heavily North American agenda of "self care" is an interesting case study in health food marketing that highlights the importance of newness and exoticism.
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Bean-Based Snack Bars - 'That's It Nutrition' is Now Selling Bars Made from Black Beans and Veggies
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This Year and Warm 475 Clicks Pub: Jan 15, 18
Bean-Based Snack Bars
'That's It Nutrition' is Now Selling Bars Made from Black Beans and Veggies
In an effort to cater to the growing demand for healthier, on-the-go snack options, the Los Angeles-based company ‘That’s It Nutrition’ has developed a new lineup of bean-based... [More]
Energy-Boosting Breakfast Bowls - Freshii's New Breakfast Bowls Cater to the Early Morning Crowd
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Average 1,155 Clicks Pub: Nov 7, 16
Energy-Boosting Breakfast Bowls
Freshii's New Breakfast Bowls Cater to the Early Morning Crowd
The health-focused quick service chain Freshii, recently debuted a lineup of energy-boosting breakfast bowls that help the brand cater to the early morning crowd in addition to the lunch and dinner... [More]
Multi-Layered Avocado Salads - El Pollo Loco's Newest Menu Addition is Accentuated by Clear Bowls
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This Year and Mild 172 Clicks Pub: May 10, 17
Multi-Layered Avocado Salads
El Pollo Loco's Newest Menu Addition is Accentuated by Clear Bowls
One of the newest menu items to be introduced to El Pollo Loco are the ‘Layered Avocado Salads,’ which are served in tall glass bowls that emphasize the assorted ingredients as a visual... [More]
Superfood Quinoa Nachos - This Fast Food Fare is Revamped with Sweet Potato Chips and Quiona
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Mild 198 Clicks Pub: Dec 16, 15
Superfood Quinoa Nachos
This Fast Food Fare is Revamped with Sweet Potato Chips and Quiona
These sweet potato chip nachos offer a healthier version of the traditional Mexican food fare with the addition of the superfood quinoa, black beans and fresh veggies to transform this dish into a... [More]
Savory Mexican Oatmeals - This Unconventional Porridge Recipe is Prepared with Beans and Avocado
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Mild 339 Clicks Pub: Feb 2, 16
Savory Mexican Oatmeals
This Unconventional Porridge Recipe is Prepared with Beans and Avocado
At a first glance, this breakfast porridge recipe may appear more like a soup or a bowl of chili that’s better suited to lunch or dinner later on in the day. However, this bowl of oatmeal was... [More]
Low-Calorie Mexican Entrees - El Pollo Loco Expands Its 'Under 500 Calories' Menu with New Dishes
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This Year and Mild 152 Clicks Pub: Jan 8, 18
Low-Calorie Mexican Entrees
El Pollo Loco Expands Its 'Under 500 Calories' Menu with New Dishes
With many people making the New Year’s resolution to eat better in 2018, El Pollo Loco has sought to expand its popular ‘Under 500 Calories’ menu. With four new options to choose... [More]
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