The Bean Bulletin

Monthly bites from the Bean Institute

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For this month’s Bean Bulletin, we’re talking about ways to enjoy simply delicious, naturally nutritious beans at breakfast. We begin by exploring the research related to breakfast and health and why beans should be part of this important meal – for health and deliciousness. We discuss the savory breakfast movement with Sanna Delmonico, a registered dietitian and nutrition faculty member at The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, and she provides fabulous ideas to create healthy, satisfying, convenient breakfast dishes. Finally, we share a few unknown facts about the history of breakfast and how it’s enjoyed across the world.

Beans for Breakfast

Breakfast is undoubtedly an important meal, but not all breakfasts are created equal. Finding breakfast foods that are convenient and delicious, as well as nutritious, is essential to reap the benefits of breakfast.  Read more…

Black Bean Omelet with Avocado Salsa Verde

In this Mexican-inspired omelet, the black beans contribute protein, fiber, and slowly digested carbohydrates that keep the diner satisfied all morning long. More good nutrition news: This omelet provides two servings of vegetables, from the black beans and avocado salsa. Enjoy!

Beans: A Key Ingredient to the Mediterranean Diet

We asked Kathy McManus, MS, RD, LDN,  from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston what her recommendations to encourage the Mediterranean diet. Find out her answers in this delicious Q&A.

The Savory Breakfast Movement

We asked Sanna Delmonico, an RDN and nutrition faculty member at The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, to share her insights about the savory breakfast movement and how beans can be included in a healthy, delicious breakfast routine. Read more…

Five Facts You May Not Know About Breakfast

James Caleb Jackson invented the first breakfast cereal in 1863. It was called “granula” and required soaking overnight to be chewable.

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Attending the School Nutrition Association Annual Nutrition Conference in Atlanta this July? If so stop by the Bean Institute booth (#508) for all your bean needs! We’ll have awesome recipes tailored for schools, resources, and fun giveaways to inspire you to #CookWithBeans. See you in Atlanta July 10-12!


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