If you aren’t the sort of person that can eat raw foods all of the time we highly recommend the versatility of beans. Dry beans are one of the most frugal foods you can buy. When you combine them with rice they make up a complete protein. Add a few vegetables to your beans and you have a complete meal. At our house we love black beans, pinto beans, lentils, adsuki beans, and many more. We put them in the crock pot and let them cook all day then divide them into recycled glass containers to store in the refrigerator and freezer for quick and easy use. We put them on salads, stuff winter squash with them, mix them with rice or pasta, and make casseroles with them. The possibilities are endless. Using just one pot makes for easy clean up. Experiment with different spices or vegetables to vary the flavor and explore the beans in your pantry.
Keep Dry Beans in Your Pantry