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4 Bean Cookbook Suggestions

Updated on March 12, 2011

Beans are a healthy, naturally fat free source of protein andsoluble fiber that offer many health benefits. By substituting a few bean-basedentrees for meat dishes every week, your family's consumption of saturated fatcan be reduced significantly.

If that sounds like something you'd like toaccomplish, it's time to start making plans to include bean based meals in yourmeal plans.

Making a change in your family's dining patterns doesn'thave to be difficult, but it can seem to be overwhelming at first. After all,most families tend to cycle through just a few recipes over and over. To findnew favorite bean dishes to include in your cooking repertoire you'll need toexperiment with recipes and cooking technique for this ingredient.

If you're ready to start including more bean dishes in yourfamily's diet, but don't know where to get started, consider reviewing a fewcookbooks that focus on bean recipes to look for ideas.

There's no better placeto get cooking inspiration! Consider experimenting with one or two recipes eachweek and allow your family members to vote for the ones they'd like you toprepare again!

There are many wonderful bean cookbooks that you can purchaseor borrow from your local library.

4 Great Bean Cookbook Options

Four of the many available bean cookbook titles that you may want to review include:

366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans,and Grains – With this great cookbook by Andrea Chesman,you'll have an opportunity to learn many ways to prepare delicious bean dishes,as well as recipes that are based on rice and grain ingredients.

Easy Beans: Fast and Delicious Bean,Pea, and Lentil Recipes – If you're concerned that cooking bean dishes for your family is going to be difficult and time consuming – and you don't find that idea appealing --- you'll be pleasantly surprised by what you find in this terrific cookbook written by Trisha Ross. The book has instructions for preparing more than 100 fast and healthy bean recipes, some of which are sure to become favorites in your household.

Magic Beans: 150 Delicious Recipes Featuring Nature's Low-Fat Nutrient-Rich, Disease-Fighting Powerhouse – This great cookbook by Patti Bazel Geil includes 150 recipes prepared with a wide variety of beans and lentils. Readers can learn creative ways to cook great dishes prepared with of over20 different types of beans and lentils.

The Bean Queen's Cookbook – Written by nutritionist Karen Hurd and Jeanne Hutchinson Patti Bazel Geil, this terrific cookbook features instructions for preparing more than 300 healthy bean recipes. The dishes included in this cookbook are made with only healthful ingredients, providing for maximum nutritional benefits.

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Do you have a favorite bean cookbook or two that you'd like to tell readers about? Feel free to share information about your own favorites in the comments section below.

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