Happy National Bean Day! Celebrate with These 10 Healthy Bean Recipes



Proving that there really is a day for everything, today is National Bean Day, people. Since I love beans of all shapes and sizes and have been known to put them in pretty much anything, this is an easy holiday for me to celebrate. But if you need some inspiration, worry not—here are 10 delicious recipes that’ll help you get your bean on.

White Bean Tuna Salad
Be Well Philly recipe

The double dose of protein in this recipe (see: tuna, beans) makes for 27 grams of protein per serving in all. Not too shabby.

Chicken, White Bean and Veggie Chili
Be Well Philly recipe

This 477-calorie dinner will fill you up and warm you up on this frigid January night. Win!

Barley Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans
Be Well Philly recipe

Add some chopped grilled chicken, and this creamy, hearty dish is a meal in its own right.

Ultimate Energy Bars
via No Meat Athlete

Seriously! Beans in energy bars—a whole pound of ’em, in fact.

Bean Bolognese
via Eating Well

The beans stand in for the beef in this recipe, making it the perfect Meatless Monday dinner, too.

Mixed Bean and Winter Squash Stew
via New York Times

I like this recipe because you can use whatever smattering of beans you have on hand. Hence, you know, the whole “mixed” thing.

Tex-Mex Spaghetti Squash with Black Bean Guacamole
via Oh She Glows

This one’s gluten-free and loaded with good-for-you goodness: avocados, tomatoes, spaghetti squash and, of course, black beans.

Lemony Bean Salad Dressing
via Carrie on Vegan

Fascinating. Using beans as a protein-packed base for salad dressing. I’m game!

Quinoa Black Bean Burrito Bowls
via The Shiska in the Kitchen

I’m betting you have every ingredient needed for this recipe in your pantry and fridge right now.

Cuban Black Bean Soup
via The Kitchn

Because no roundup of bean recipes would be complete without black bean soup, am I right?