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Nutrition News: Plant Protein

Charlyn Fargo on

The bottom line is an occasional meat-based burger, pork chop or steak may be helpful in making sure you're digesting the amino acids you need.

Q and A

Q: What is whey protein?

A: Whey is a byproduct of the cheesemaking process. After milk has been curdled and strained, the liquid that remains is called whey, which is one of the two primary proteins that are found within dairy products. The other is casein. Whey is a good source of essential amino acids that the body uses for many functions that can impact strength training, muscle recovery, wound and burn healing and maintaining weight.

RECIPE

Daylight saving time may be just a few weeks away, but winter in the Midwest isn't giving up easily. I put my slow cooker to work when the weather doesn't invite grilling. Here's a recipe for red beans Creole, featuring healthy red beans. It's from Allrecipes' "Slow Cooker Favorites."

 

RED BEANS CREOLE

Servings: 12

3 1/2 cups dried red beans

3 cups chopped onions

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