black bean soup

Photo: Alison Gootee

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The Hefty Meal You May Have Forgotten About
We tend to think of spinach and red meat as some of the best sources of iron, but beans are a terrific alternative. They're the key player in this Mexican-influenced soup, which also boasts garlic (an immune booster) and chilies (which have been found in studies to have myriad benefits, from reducing cravings to helping you burn a few more calories).

Get the recipe: Black Bean Soup with Chili-Lime Sweet Potatoes