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Get more bang for your beans

(HealthDay News) -- Beans are rich in fiber and full of valuable nutrients, while largely void of fat and cholesterol.

Try these suggestions for how to add beans to your favorite recipes:

  • Use black beans in dishes such as Cuban rice and beans, soups, stews and tacos.
  • Use cannellini, or white kidney beans, in your favorite Italian side dishes, casseroles, salads, soups and stews.
  • Add garbanzo beans in hummus, casseroles, stews, soups and couscous.
  • Make a mixed-bean salad, chili, Cajun bean dishes, soups and stews with red kidney beans.
  • Make tofu, side dishes and soups with soybeans.
  • Pinto beans can be added to stews and soups, or used to make refried beans or Mexican rice and beans.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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First published: 07/15/2013
Last updated: 07/15/2013