10 Bean Recipes to Celebrate National Eat Your Beans Day
Where have you bean all my life?
July 3rd is National Eat Your Beans Day, which reminds us to include more legumes in our diets. Beans are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron and magnesium. They also contain healthy fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. What’s more, beans are an excellent source of protein, and be a healthy replacement for meat, which has no fiber, more fat, and cholesterol.
With all of these health benefits, you might be thinking, “Where have you bean all my life?” But not only are beans great for you, they’re also an incredibly sustainable protein source. In fact, there’s no significant damage to air, water, land, soil, or forests when it comes to legume farming. The same can’t be said for livestock production, which is leading contributor to climate change.
Join us in celebrating the benefits of beans by try these delicious recipes!
1. The Best Plant-Based Baked Beans
This recipe is a classic!
2. Teriyaki Black Bean Tacos
This easy black bean taco recipe takes just twenty minutes to make.
3. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
We love this recipe in my home. Easy, healthy, and delicious!
4. 7-Ingredient Veggie Sliders
Just 7 ingredients? This recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight.
5. Plant-Based Pasta Salad With Creamy Lemon Dressing
Beans help make this pasta salad recipe creamy.
6. Baked Plant-Based Falafel
You need this recipe. Trust us!
7. Easy Plant-Based Chili Cheese Fries
This recipe is EVERYTHING.
8. Sweet Potato and Kidney Bean Smothered Burritos
Who doesn’t love a smothered burrito? Get the recipe here.
9. 3 Bean Instant Pot Plant-Based Chili
Delicious, nutritious, and an easy clean up. Count us in!
10. Black Bean Brownies
Beans for dessert? Yep.
By eating more plant-based proteins like beans, and reducing your intake of cruelly-produced meat, dairy, and eggs, you can help us create a kinder food system.
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