This week I wanted to leave you with some special nuggets or treats if you will. This week, we have three nuggets to keep us going. Try the loaf and enjoy!

Eat Nuts
A vast body of research spanning just over 50 years shows Adventists have reduced rates of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, including lung, heart disease and diabetes, compared to the average American. Other studies using Adventists linked eating meat to increased risk of heart disease and showed the opposite effect of including nuts in the diet. Further studies linked drinking 5-6 glasses of water to heart health, decreasing the rate of heart attacks.

Nurture Your Mind and Your Body
Getting regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy BMI predict longevity. Long-term inflammation occurs in obese and overweight people. This results in long-term damage and contributes to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases. Adventists also take time out of their week to relax, rejuvenate and focus on family, friends and God.

Help Others
The Adventist culture prizes volunteering. This practice may help stave off depression and introduce you to like-minded people, positively contributing to your social network.

A vegetarian take on classic comfort food

A vegetarian take on classic comfort food


¼ cup minced onion

¼ cup minced green pepper

2 tablespoons oil

4 cups mashed, baked beans

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2 cups whole-wheat bread crumbs

1 cup cooked or canned tomatoes

½ teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste


Cook onion and pepper in oil until the onion is transparent, about 10 minutes. Add the beans. The add, in succession, eggs, bread crumbs, and tomatoes. Season with paprika, salt, and pepper. Transfer to an oiled loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for ½ hour. Serve with tomato sauce.


Per recipe: 2270 cal., 102 g. protein, 53 g. fat (9 sat., 20 poly.)

For 6 servings, 380 calories per serving.

Adapted from The Benevolent Bean by Margaret and Ancel Keys

by Iana Del Benjamin

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