January Harvest of the Month Features Dried Beans at BRMH and on WEAU-TV, Eau Claire

Media Release

Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD 711 West Adams St. Black River Falls, WI 54615 Phone: (715)284-1348 Email: chippsr@brmh.net

Jan. 2, 2019, Black River Falls, Wis. For immediate release

Dried beans are the feature in January for Jackson In Action’s Harvest of the Month. They are a whole food with many varieties from pinto to navy, lima, black, garbanzo, kidney and great northern.

Beans can be made into a tasty dip: Puree cooked (or canned) beans with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and seasonings of your choosing. Serve with pita chips or sliced veggies.

Beans can be added to salads, omelets, burritos, tacos, chili, & soups. Substitute beans for meat in recipes.

Feature beans in a breakfast burrito:  Scramble eggs with chopped veggies of your choice. Add beans, sprinkle with cheese. Serve in tortillas with salsa and sliced avocado.

January brings cooking demos with beans on WEAU-TV 13, Eau Claire, Wisconsin and a taste-testing event at Black River Memorial Hospital. A video of each Harvest of the Month recipes is also available at www.brmh.net/recipes. Following are the event details:  ·        

  • WEAU-TV-13 (NBC), Thurs. Jan. 17th - 4p.m. Live Newscast - Harvest of the Month with BRMH Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Ruth Chipps cooking White Bean & Spinach Jumble.

  • BRMH Hospital - Harvest of the Month Dried Beans–Wed. Jan. 23, 11:30am – 12:30 pm. Black River Memorial Hospital Café, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

 “Dried beans are the cornerstone of the Mediterranean style of eating - considered to be the most healthful way for people to eat,” explained Ruth Lahmayer Chipps, MS, RDN, CD, Black River Memorial Hospital Nutritionist.  “This month, we are preparing a simple recipe that is packed with flavor, color and good nutrition. White Bean, Spinach and Tomato Jumble is a crowd pleaser and can be a vegetarian entrée or a side dish.”

A video of the recipe is posted at www.BRMH.net/recipes. More videos and recipes are available at www.JacksonInAction.org/recipes.   photo: Katie Schmidt

Harvest of the Month is a partnership between Jackson County Department of Health and Human Services, Black River Memorial Hospital, Together for Jackson County Kids, Ho-Chunk Nation, UW Extension-Jackson County, Lunda Community Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hansen’s IGA, local school districts, The Library and the community.  www.JacksonInAction.org

See the Recipe and Print it HERE