The Bean Bulletin

Monthly bites from the Bean Institute

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March is National Nutrition Month®, an annual celebration of healthful eating and the multitude of ways that making nutrient-rich food choices contributes to our health. In this Bean Bulletin, we celebrate National Nutrition Month® by sharing tips to Put Your Best Fork Forward with beans every day. We chat with Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD, professor and extension specialist with North Dakota State University about the latest bean research, creating delicious recipes and her recommendations to enjoy beans on a more regular basis. Finally, we share healthy tips and tricks to pass along to patients and clients to #EatMoreBeans.

Put Your Best Fork Forward with Beans!

Choosing nutrient-rich foods is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, and beans are a key part of a healthy diet. Here are Tips to Put Your Best Fork Forward with beans every day!

Julie Garden-Robinson Knows Beans

The Bean Institute recently sat down with Julie Garden-Robinson, PhD, RD, professor and extension specialist with North Dakota State University (NDSU).  Julie has done extensive research, writing and educating about how and why to regularly enjoy simply delicious, naturally nutritious beans.  Read more…

Black Bean Fruit Salsa 

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We asked Julie Garden-Robinson for her favorite bean recipe. Take a look at this salsa recipe that combines tropical fruit and black beans.

5 Ways to #EatMoreBeans

Regularly consuming beans in any form (canned, dried or frozen) is good for your health and your wealth, and canned beans are a great time-saving ingredient. To make sure you meet your bean needs, here are 5 simple tips to #EatMoreBeans. Read more…

The Bean Institute will be at the National WIC Association (NWA) Annual Education Conference and Exhibits, April 2-5 at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.  If you go, be sure to stop by our table (#506) for a beautiful Cook With Beans wooden spoon and other great bean resources.

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