Easy to prepare and easy on the wallet, beans are a cheap and healthy way to eat plus they are high in protein, fibre, calcium, potassium and iron. Also known as pulses or legumes they are a must-have in any pantry.
Dried vs Tinned Beans
There's no doubt there's nothing more convenient that opening a tin of fully cooked chick peas or red kidney beans. But dried beans can offer much more variety compared to tinned, give you greater control over how your beans are cooked and are much more economical.
You just need to be a little more organised in how you use them due to the longer preparation time required.