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Up Your Fibre and Protein Intake All Day in So Many Delicious Ways with Ayam Brand™ Baked Beans

Up Your Fibre and Protein Intake All Day in So Many Delicious Ways with Ayam Brand™ Baked Beans
Are you stumped for something healthy, tasty, and relatively quick and easy to whip up for breakfast, lunch, snack time or dinner? Reach for Ayam Brand™ Baked Beans that are high in fibre and protein, and low in fat too.

Legumes such as beans are a very good source of dietary fibre [1], and plant-based protein. Ayam Brand™ Baked Beans are ready to eat straight from the can, making them a convenient and tasty source of dietary fibre, and plant-based protein.

Baked beans can help stave off hunger longer by filing you up, and moderating blood sugar levels [2]. giving you a steady supply of energy throughout the day to thereby reducing cravings for sugary treats.

The lycopene in the tomato sauce is an antioxidant that helps protect against prostate, lung and stomach cancer [3]. Baked beans also contain minerals like magnesium, selenium, copper, which are potent antioxidants that protect our cells from free radical attack.

Diets that have been clinically proven to give health benefits, like the DASH Diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) and the Mediterranean-diet advocate adding more legumes such as baked beans to the daily diet. You can adopt a healthier diet by cutting down meat and replacing it with more plant proteins. Go meatless at least once a week and replace with baked beans or other plant proteins to increase your nutrient intake while helping to cut down carbon emission.

There are three variants to suit differing tastes and diet requirements.

The original Ayam Brand ™ Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce has the full-bodied umami taste of beans and tomato contrasted with sweetness – ideal for hearty dishes. Ayam Brand ™ Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce with Cheese uses real parmesan cheese for extra creaminess, perfect for dishes that need extra richness. Use this variant for recipes that require grilling or roasting. Many kids love the cheesy goodness with pasta recipes and this variant is simply delicious to eat. Ayam Brand ™ Baked Beans Light in Tomato Sauce has 48% less sugar, it is a go-to for those who want the protein and fibre of baked beans with significantly less carbs and sugars. Pair with salads, or blend into salad dressings for a light and healthy choice. These super food variants contain 3.9g to 4.51g of dietary fibre, and 5g to 6g protein per 100g. Available nationwide at RM2.40 for the 230g can and at RM3.50 for the 425g family size can.

Enjoy Ayam Brand Baked Beans All Day In So Many Delicious Ways
Ayam Brand™ Baked Beans are ready-to-eat. The easiest way to enjoy them is to simply open the pull tab and dig in with a clean spoon. While we usually associate baked beans with an English breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, and toast, it is versatile and works with many different cuisines. Ayam Brand has developed numerous recipes to showcase baked beans paired with bread, pasta, potatoes and rice as breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner.

Breakfast : Kacang Pool with Buttered Toast



Up your breakfast game with Kacang Pool, a Johor delicacy. The traditional method of preparation is time consuming as it involves soaking and boiling the beans. Use Ayam Brand Baked Beans and your kacang pool can be ready in 15 minutes or less. Here’s how: mash the baked beans and tomato sauce with the back of a fork aiming for a chunky texture. In a pan, heat up some ghee and add one diced red onion, and minced meat or chicken stirring until fragrant. Top with cili padi and curry powder before adding the mashed baked beans and mixing well. Serve with sunny side up egg, half a lime and a sprinkling of cili padi. Dip buttered toast into this hearty gravy.

Lunch : Pasta with Baked beans Sauce



Running out of pasta sauce? Try this simple baked beans pasta sauce hack and be amazed. Get your pasta sauce base going by sautéing onion, garlic and minced meat or minced chicken, then add chopped tomatoes, one can of Ayam Brand baked beans, and some water before simmering to thicken the sauce. Place your cooked pasta into an oven-proof dish, pour on the pasta sauce, top with cheese and bake for 15 minutes until cheese is golden and melted.

Snack time: Jacket Potato Baked Beans



A baked potato is a good snack but top it with this sweet and savory tuna and baked beans sauce for a great treat. Scrub, wash and dry potatoes leaving the skin intact. Coat each potato with oil, wrap in aluminum foil and bake for 45 to 60 minutes. In a separate bowl mix tuna, lemon juice, mayonnaise and a sprinkling of black pepper. Remove potatoes from oven, Cut an X through the middle before adding butter, baked beans and the tuna mix into this space. Garnish with spring onion and avocado. And that’s how we do healthy, tasty, and fancy baked beans snacks.

Dinner: Baked Beans Sardine Curry with Rice



Dinner is the main meal for many of us, so make it hearty and well-balanced with this baked beans sardine curry with rice. Firstly, fry the eggplants and then set aside. Next fry some chili, garlic and ginger until fragrant before adding curry powder. Lightly mash the sardines and stir into the curry mixture. Add carrot and baked beans. Simmer on medium heat until the carrots are cooked. Add coconut milk and stir to thicken the sauce. Add the cooked eggplant and stir gently for an even mix. Serve piping with white rice.

[1] https://draxe.com/high-fiber-foods/
[2] http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/health-benefits-of-bean
[3] http://www.pcrm.org/health/cancer-resources/diet-cancer/nutrition/how-lycopene-helps-protect-against-cancer