❁ Although each type of bean is slightly different, you can swap one type for another in most recipes. Use what you have or buy what is cheapest or on sale.
❁ You can replace 1 pound of meat with 2 cups of cooked beans in many recipes.
❁ Drain and rinse canned beans to reduce the sodium by 35% or more.
❁ Beans have a high nutrient content and can be used either as a protein food or a vegetable.