Beans are a great choice.
Beans contain alpha-linolenic acid, considered essential because it is the only one of the three omega-3 fatty acids that your body cannot synthesize. Beans offer a great way to avoid the undesired fats, cholesterol and potential toxins frequently linked to other high-omega 3 foods — plus, they are loaded with fiber.
Kidney Bean and Chickpea Salad
The bold flavors of the lemon-cumin dressing in this healthy bean salad recipe make it a wonderful side dish to grilled beef or salmon. It’s also a star-spangled meatless main dish when served with rice, pasta or whole-wheat couscous. Couscous is a form of pasta available in your grocery store’s pasta aisle.