Trying to eat healthy on a budget? Don’t worry; Full Circle beans are here to save the day—because nothing is better than beans when it comes to being budget-friendly and high in protein!
a powerful protein
Beans are a great plant-based and affordable protein option. In fact, one serving of beans provides around 7 grams of protein! Getting protein from beans also helps to take your dollar further. Replacing half your meat protein with beans in recipes like tacos and chili can stretch your servings for a fraction of the costs.
full of fiber
The average adult in America only eats about half of the recommended 20 to 30 grams of fiber daily. This can be combated by beans, which are rich in two key kinds of fiber: non-soluble and soluble. Non-soluble fiber helps to lower bad cholesterol, which can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Soluble fiber aids in digestion by feeding the good bacteria in your gut.
canned vs. dried
Full Circle canned and dried beans are both Dietitian Pick items. When deciding which one to use, think about what is most important to you.
- Price: Dry beans are more affordable than their canned counterpart. One cup of dried beans will yield 3 cups of cooked beans while one 15-ounce can of beans (drained) contains 1 1/2 cups cooked beans. So if you are pinching pennies, opt for dried beans.
- Time: Canned beans cook much faster than dried. Typically dried beans need to soak overnight and then cook for a few hours the next day whereas canned beans can be ready to eat in minutes. If cooking dry beans, make more than you need and freeze the extra to make prep time quick and easy for your next meal.
- Nutrition: Both canned and dried beans can be healthier options. Dried beans allow for you to add flavor yourself by slow cooking with blends of herbs and spices. Look out for added sodium and sugar in canned beans. Drain and rinse canned beans to remove some of the sodium or look for the Dietitian Pick icon to find canned beans with 240 milligrams or less of sodium and 5 grams or less added sugar.
Look for the Dietitian icon on Full Circle canned and dried beans in store and in the app.