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Black Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Mini Fritatta

This black bean and roasted red pepper frittata makes a hearty breakfast or brunch for a high-protein start to the day. You can make this meatless frittata in mini bite-size servings or in a full sheet pan. Try pairing the beans in this frittata with other ingredients such as caramelized onions, sautéed spinach or chopped Kalamata olives.  

Macaroni & Cheese with Cannellini Beans

Macaroni & cheese is always a hit with kids. This dish combines the rich cheese sauce that kids love with creamy cannellini beans― which add the complete protein and fiber that parents love. Baking individual servings with a bread crumb crust until golden brown makes for a more sophisticated presentation suitable for a casual bar menu.

Pinto Bean, Monterey Jack & Red Salsa Quesadilla

Quesadillas are a meal that kids are guaranteed to love. This simple-to-make quesadilla mixes pinto beans with Monterey Jack cheese and salsa verde, for a healthy and flavorful favorite with a twist. Pairing beans with the whole grains in this tortilla makes a complete protein that supplies all nine essential amino acids.

Pinto Bean and Quinoa Burger with Sriracha Mayonnaise

This healthy whole-grain burger is a great example of using beans in place of meat. Beans provide the protein that every body needs, but with none of the cholesterol that meat supplies. The mix of spices, nutty quinoa, sweet romesco spread and hearty beans, make this burger a satisfying meal for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike.