Plant Protein Focus: Beans
How do you get protein if you don't eat [a lot] of meat?
This is the #1 question people ask of vegans and vegetarians.... the truth is many plants are packed with protein. I, for one, count on beans to increase protein in a dish.
Creamy cannellinis, meaty garbanzos, sweet adzuki, tender pintos, and so many more – beans are one of the most powerful, nutrient-dense plant foods around.
Consider this: Beans are packed with tons of fiber, as well as plenty of iron and protein. They are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients. They are low in calories. Plus, studies have found them to lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
What To Do With Beans
Many people avoid beans because they just don’t know what to do with them. Are you one of them? Keep reading:
If you’re new to cooking with beans, try these tips:
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