Let's Eat Beans!
There are lots of easy ways to add beans to your meals and reap the healthy benefits of the lovely legume. Famously, the English eat beans on toast, and beans and rice is an everyday dish in many of the world’s cuisines. Tuck beans into whole-grain tortillas or pita bread. Add them to soups, salads, and pasta dishes. Toss beans into sautéed veggies or mix them with cooked greens and garlic. There are many to choose from—black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, pinto, cannelloni, lima, mung and navy beans—as well as some exciting heirloom varieties that are now available again.
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