Healthy Meals: Munggo Guisado


Low salt diet helps reduce systolic blood pressure by 2 to 8 mmH.

Less than 2.4 g, which is equivalent to one teaspoon of salt is the recommended daily intake.

Made with vegetables, seafood, lean meat, and a small amount of corn oil, this recipe will be a sure hit with your family.

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Fresh Ingredients:

1 tablespoon corn oil
2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed (or 1 tablespoon minced)
1 cup white onions, chopped
1 cup ripe tomatoes, chopped
1 cup (4 oz.) lean pork, thinly sliced
4 cups water
3 ½ cups precooked mung beans (from 1 3/4 cups dry beans)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
1 cup (4 oz.) shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 cup spinach leaves

To cook dry, uncooked mung beans: wash and boil the mung beans in a large saucepan, using 6 cups of water. Cook until tender, about 1½ to 2 hours. Drain.


  1. In a skillet, heat oil and sauté crushed garlic until lightly brown. 
  2. Add onion and tomatoes. Sauté until skin begins to curl. 
  3. Add pork, and sauté until lightly brown. 
  4. Add water, and simmer pork for about 15 minutes. 
  5. Add the sautéed mix to mung beans, and continue to simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Season with salt and ground pepper.
  7. Add peeled shrimp. 
  8. Add spinach and cook for 4 minutes or until done. 
  9. Serve and Enjoy !


Total Fat3.5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol35 mg
Sodium350 mg
Total Fiber8 g
Protein13 g
Carbohydrates19 g
Potassium370 mg