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Delicious, nutritious, inexpensive, and easy to use, canned beans add taste, texture, and nutrition to any meal. Added to an entrée, the foundation of a side, the best part of a starter or a surprise ending as part of a dessert, canned beans can do! In fact, there are so many good and good-for-you things about canned beans, we're not sure how we fit them all into a can.

The following recipes have been submitted by Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to prepare themselves and/or to share with clients. Please share your feedback; we would love to know what you think!

Please note:

  • To be considered ‘diabetes-friendly,’ recipes were reviewed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Diabetes Dietetic Practice Group members to ensure they were nutritionally balanced and appropriate for people with diabetes, with a focus on mostly whole foods including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats in small amounts.
  • When choosing ingredients for “gluten-free” recipes, please be sure to purchase gluten-free ingredients.
  • Where appropriate, recipes may appear in more than one category.
  • The times listed below are for preparation. Additional cooking time may be required.

Additional Recipes

More recipes are provided below, courtesy of Bush's Best.