Mixed Bean Cassoulet
This slow cooked casserole originates from southern France. Named after it's traditional cooking vessel, this version is slow stewed releasing the aromatics and creaminess of the beans. Filling and nutritious!
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Serve desired quantity in oven safe bowl, top with olive oil bread crumbs. For extra browning allowing the crumbs to absorb the flavours, drizzle with olive oil and place dish in oven at 375°F/190°C for 5 minutes or until crumbs have recrisped and sides of the cassoulet bubbling. Serve asparagus and broccolini on separate side plate.
This dish is rich in protein, fibre, phytonutrients, vitamin A, calcium and iron. Adding celery to this dish increases its anti-inflammatory health benefits, including its protection against inflammation in the digestive tract.
Protein: Combining potatoes & lentils provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Fibre packed legumes aid the digestive system and help stabilize blood sugar while providing slow-burning energy.
Phytonutrients: Asparagus uniquely contains almost 100 different phytonutrients. Phytonutrients contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may also enhance immunity and repair DNA damage from exposure to toxins.
Vitamin A: Providing over 100% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A.
Calcium: An important mineral in human metabolism. Broccolini, kidney beans, and parsley are excellent sources of calcium.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.