Canned beans are one of life’s great conveniences. One of a handful of foods categorized as both a vegetable and a plant-based protein, they’re cheap, wholesome, and endlessly versatile. There’s just one tiny problem: Canned beans often taste muted, even a bit tinny, like they came, well, from a can.
Bean popularity waxes and wanes but it’s health benefits are unassailable and timeless. A colossal body of scientific research continues to link bean eating with multiple benefits for people in a variety of age groups and in many healthy eating lifestyles.
Black beans are a great pantry staple item, since they are affordable, versatile, and easy to use with whatever you’ve got on hand for simple, fast meals. And since they are neutral in flavor, they take on so many other cuisines and dishes, and their nutrition is high, with lots of fiber, protein, iron, and magnesium per serving.
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Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat… uh-oh. Try our tips to make “the musical fruit” go mute (and become more digestible)!
Providing homemade, healthy and tasty meals for kids to take to school
A mom-led, Brooklyn-based organization, Butter Beans, takes their fight against childhood obesity and unhealthy eating to local schools and also offers healthy cooking classes for parents and kids.
‘Tis the season for our Clean Plates gift guide. But, like so many things this year, gift-giving feels a little different.