Today is Eat Beans Day! Did you know that beans have more fiber than most whole grain foods? They are also high in protein and very low in fat, which makes them one of the most heart-healthy foods known to man. The USDA recommends that adults eat at least three cups of beans every week, which is about three times more than the average person usually consumes.
There are thousands of different bean varieties. Some of the most popular include: soybeans, lima beans, pinto beans, green beans, black beans, white beans, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils, and black-eyed peas.
To celebrate Eat Beans Day, cook up your favorite bean recipe for dinner tonight! If you don’t have one handy, check out these recipes for easy baked beans or Thai black bean salad.