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9/20/15 10:33 A

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I like pampayant's ideas. Beans can be sneaked into a lot of things and seasoning is definitely something that can liven them up. Maybe think of what your 5 year old's favorite foods are and the seasons that go into them. Some of the more bland types of beans that you can season well might work. Also, lentils are cheap and very easily absorb other flavors.
I wish I could be more helpful. My 19 year old is still a picky eater. He will try most things now but he always flinches at beans and hates nut butters. I don't feel like he gets any protein unless I fix quinoa, a green smoothie with mostly fruit, or something like that. None of that is too cheap though! Best of luck!

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5/18/15 11:53 A

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Have you tried black bean burgers or you can use a wrap/tortilla. You can make pinto beans and add 1/2 lb of hamburger meat...and add seasoning. I use a little cumin and put a little salsa in mine, and then make cornbread. You can incorporate white beans in mashed potatoes...add egg, and then make potato pancakes...bake or fry in little butter. Just a few ideas. Nut butters are also a great source of protein...and kids like "peanut butter". You can even take several banans..cut into slices...freeze the slices....once frozen put in food processor with nut butter...and blend up....instant ice cream..and very yummy.

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5/10/15 10:44 P

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I'm trying to incorporate more beans into our meals since they are a pretty cheap source of protein. We haven't been able to afford much meat lately. The issue I'm running into is the "yuck" factor. My 10 year old is a little more willing to try new things but my 5 year old, not so much. To be fair, some of my attempts have been pretty gross. They may be scarred for life LOL But just wondering if anyone had some ideas.

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