Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Canned Beans

 Many questions arise with the topic of "canned beans". Healthy choice? Processed? Sodium? 

The truth is, canned beans offer great tasting options and convenience to busy families. They are nutritiously beneficial as they provide ample amounts of fiber and protein; and with the majority of venders offering low-sodium options, you can rest assured that sodium is no longer a concern for this canned selection.

Studies show beans promote overall health and wellness by preventing diseases, managing blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol, and assistance in weight management. Canned beans allow all these benefits, in the convenience of a can.

The low cost of canned beans is another important factor to consider. As with the versatility to incorporate or replace animal products in your family favorite recipes. 

Here are some simple ways to incorporate canned beans into your weekly menu:

#1 - Stretch your meat supply: In ground meat recipes replace half of the meat with canned beans. This will drastically cut calories and cost.

#2 - Pair with veggies for a filling combo: With the versatility of canned beans, they pair well with just about everything. Their fiber content adds substance to any recipe, while increasing satiety and regularity.


#3 - Add variation and texture to your meal: Beans create another texture profile when added to a recipe. Depending on the cooking style, beans can be soft, crispy or creamy. 

#4 - Healthy snack option: Beans serve as a healthy snack option as well. They are filling and flavorful when paired with herbs, spices, or sauces. As they have the ability to absorb taste and flavor during the cooking process.

Check out these bean recipes your family is sure to love!

Bean and Corn Casserole

Black Bean Quesadilla

Bean and Sweet Potato Bake

Famous Chili

Easy Hummus

Cowboy Guacamole

Crunchy Chickpeas

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