Culinary Bean Toolkit

Nutrition, health, and culinary educators are encouraged to share the Culinary Bean Toolkit with patients, clients, and students. You are welcome to download and print as many copies as you need, or share digitally via email, your website, or via social media.

Download the entire kit here or find each section below.

Simply Delicious, Naturally Nutritious Beans: Provides consumer-friendly nutrition, health, and culinary information about dry edible beans.

Beans for Busy Families: Provides tips on using beans in family meals throughout the week.

Beans for Babies: Provides tips for parents on how to introduce new foods to babies and toddlers.

Let’s Get Social: 20 Culinary Bean Tweets: Provides 20 culinary-focused tweets that nutrition, health, and culinary educators can share via social media.

Cook with Beans: Beans for Breakfast: Provides nutrition information, tips, and recipes for quick, healthy breakfast options.

Cook with Beans: No Recipe Required: Provides tips on cooking with beans without relying on recipes.

Cook with Dry Beans: The Four-Step Method: Provides step-by-step instructions and photos for cooking with dry beans. (Download Spanish version here.)

Cook with Beans: 5-Ingredient Recipes: Provides five easy 5-ingredient recipes for breakfast, snacks, and entrees.

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit: Provides research-based information on how beans contribute to gut health. Also provides tips on reducing the gas-promoting effects of beans.