Bean-Inspired Recipe Contest, School Meals Edition

Submit your recipe by October 31, 2021

Nutritious school meals – that students actually like – are important. That’s why beans are a perfect option for both breakfast and lunch. Beans are simply delicious and naturally nutritious.

All beans are good sources of protein, excellent sources of fiber, and fat-, cholesterol-, and sodium-free. Beans are also good sources of many essential vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, copper, iron, folate, manganese, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.

We are looking to expand our recipe collection of school meals that feature beans. Submit your favorite bean-inspired recipe for a chance to win! Recipes can be geared towards breakfast or lunch but must meet requirements for the School Breakfast Program or the National School Lunch Program.

The top 5 recipes will be featured on the Bean Institute website. Submitter and/or school district will be recognized based on information supplied. Winner will receive a customized engraved wooden spoon to display in their kitchen and a gift certificate. Read the contest rules here.

Recipes must include one of the following varieties of beans: dark red kidney, pinto, cranberry, navy, pink, small red, black, great northern, light red kidney, white kidney (or cannellini).