12 Ways to Cook With Beans

beans3Beans are a versatile, inexpensive pantry staple that can be used in many delicious, plant-based dishes. If you’ve recently stocked your pantry, want to cook with beans, and are now looking for new bean-based recipes to add to your menu, we have you covered!

Beans do it all! They’re nutritional powerhouses, packed with both fiber and protein. Studies show that consuming beans can reduce the risk for heart disease, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol. Plus, they’re good for the planet! One study found that swapping beef for beans would help the United States reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets! Continue reading “12 Ways to Cook With Beans”

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Father’s Day Dinner: Beer Bean Chili

black bean chili aSteaks, sausages and hamburgers on the grill are almost synonymous with Father’s Day when the perfect meal comes to mind. But many men are jumping on the meatless bandwagon for various reasons, including a healthier lifestyle. Even going meatless one day per week can have benefits for your dad and everyone around him.

By eating less meat and more veggies you…

1. Cut down or even cut out potentially dangerous processed meats.
2. Decrease heart disease risk. Continue reading “Father’s Day Dinner: Beer Bean Chili”

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Dessert Today: Vegan Chickpea Blondies

blondiesI am always trying to sneak beans and legumes into dishes to get a nutritional boost in food, as well as trying to get more chickpeas and lentils into my kids. This recipe allows them to think they are having a treat (which is true), but at the same time adds some protein and fiber to their diet.  Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are an economical way to add flavor and nutrition to stews, soups and salads, and even desserts!

Chickpeas are legumes and research has shown that people who consume legumes regularly have a reduced risk of coronary heart disease. Aside from fiber and protein, chickpeas also offer Continue reading “Dessert Today: Vegan Chickpea Blondies”

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