Interest in plant-based diets is growing and shoppers are exploring ways to enjoy more plant foods in their meals, often without turning totally to a vegetarian diet. From our in-store demo to tips on using canned beans, you’ll have the resources to answer many of the questions and concerns people have from “Am I getting enough protein and calcium?” to “How do I make these foods flavorful and appetizing for my family?” With this kit, you’ll be ready to answer their queries during Vegetarian Month in October or any time of the year!

12 Great Ways to Use Canned Beans

Looking for ways to put healthy meals together in minutes? Reach for the canned beans. Traditional cooks soak dried beans overnight before cooking them. But when you’re in a hurry, canned beans are a great convenience. And they deliver plenty of inexpensive protein as well as fiber. Include canned cannellini beans, pinto beans, black beans, or chick peas (garbanzo beans) in your weekday meals. Get into the habit of always draining them in a colander and rinsing them well under cold water to remove as much sodium as possible.


12 Great Ways to Use…

Explore our collection of one-page resources designed to help cooks of all abilities discover new and easy ways to use ingredients, such as avocado, Greek yogurt, hummus, eggplant, and more that are popular in the Mediterranean Diet.

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