Throw canned beans into your meat dishes to jack-up their nutritional quality, lower their caloric density, and to “stretch” your meat dollars. (I always add a can of black beans to my meatloaf and often to my spaghetti dishes.)
Keep in mind that all varieties of beans in any form (canned, fresh, dried or frozen) are GREAT for you.
Strive to include at least one meat-less dinner each week and make some type of bean dish your main entree.
Always rinse canned beans to lower their sodium level and to reduce their gas-producing potential.