Canned beans are one of the most versatile and convenient staples to stock in your healthy kitchen. Beans are rich in fiber, protein, antioxidants, potassium, and iron. Research shows that eating beans can help you manage your waistline and reduce your risk for heart disease. Shoot for half a cup three times a week.
How to use them: Snack on roasted chickpeas or spread hummus on your sandwich in place of mayo. Add them to hearty soups, turkey chili, or burrito bowls. Pureed beans can also be used to replace about half of the oil in baked goods like brownies, cookies, and cake.