Cheap and Easy Bean Dinners

By , SparkPeople Blogger
This week's menu features beans, an economical and delicious protein source! Learn more about this underappreciated super food!
Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans

This is a great recipe to use as a basis for plenty of meals! Use your leftovers to make Chef Meg's (Leftover) Chicken Nachos and Chef Meg's (Leftover) Chicken Tostada.
Slow Cooker Pork with Greens and Beans

Chef Meg's kids never complain about eating both beans and greens in one meal when they're served alongside rich, slow-cooked pork. I used pork shoulder, but you could use a leaner cut to save on fat and calories.

Black Bean Chicken

An easy slow cooker recipe that the family will enjoy!

Skillet White Beans, Spinach & Tomatoes over Linguine

We love the creamy white beans paired with tangy tomatoes and spinach. You will, too.

Vegetarian Black Bean Cakes with Orange-Basil Salsa

These bean cakes are yummy and great for you. Served with the salsa, it makes a very colorful and festive presentation. I serve these with a lite side salad. Plenty of protein and fiber. Even her meat loving hubby loves this meal.

Three Bean Taco Soup

Very fiber-full recipe!

Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Soup (Chef Meg's Makeover)

This is a really filling soup that's easy to make. Each serving is a hearty 2 cups!

Find ways to use this super food, which can help keep you full!

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