Bean in English, Frijoles in Spanish. On family eats a ton of beans and not the
canned kind either. I just read somewhere that different cultures around the world with the longest living populations eat the most beans. Beans are super easy to make and actually take no time at all after soaking, high in protein, antioxidants, and complex carbs (the good kind). I believe the trick to incorporating beans into weekly meal plans is to choose your bean for the week and soak a couple of cups overnight.
Examples: dried pintos, or black beans, or kidney beans, Lima beans, navy beans, beans from the bulk section of the grocery store.
Try to rinse them twice if possible .
Them rinse them one last time, toss them in a big soup pot, cover the beans with water, and lastly throw a piece of kombu (seaweed) in the pot at the same time the water is added.
Bring the beans to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook covered for about 2 two hours.
Now you have a big pot of beans to last most of the week.
One way I like to eat beans as a snack or for lunch is a to just add a scoop or two of beans in a bowl, drizzle with hemp seed oil, splash with Amino Acids, and dust with nutritional yeast. ..oh and if I have any red cabbage I like to chop some up with raw carrots and some diced jalapeno and sprinkle the veggies on top. YUMmm!