If you’re a vegan who’s concerned about your protein intake, you need to eat beans. Lots and lots of beans! Beans are an excellent source of protein on their own, but when you combine them with other grains, they turn into a complete protein, which means they contain all the essential amino acids your body needs to them into a muscle-building superfood. Apart from being an excellent source of protein, beans are just excellent in general. They can be used to make so many great dishes that span so many different types of cuisine.
As soon as I stopped eating meat – roughly 13 years ago – I started eating beans on an almost daily basis. In fact, it’s hard for me to think of the last time I went more than a day or two without eating them in some form or another. Even my favorite (non-potato) chips are made from beans. They’re called, Beanitos! They’re also high in protein for a chip, at roughly 4g per serving. But that’s enough about Beanitos.
I used to only eat plain old beans and rice, and sometimes I still do, but of course that gets boring pretty quickly. Then I started to find out that beans can be used to make so many other things, like burgers and dips. That’s when I really became obsessed with beans and started buying them in 5 lb bags. And not just one type bean… black beans, pinto beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, red beans, white beans, navy beans, etc., etc., etc… They’re all good, and good for you.
This list of vegan bean recipes should hopefully give you lots of ideas for bean dishes you can make every day without getting sick of them, so you can stay healthy and fit while still eating delectable vegan food.