Katie’s Healthy Take: Why Should You Cook With Dried Beans? by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Katie's Healthy Bites, October 22, 2011
Sure, it is easy to grab a can of beans, rinse and drain them and toss them into your recipe, but there are several good reasons to stock up on dried beans, which can be easy to prepare as well.
Why choose dried over canned?
- Dried beans are less expensive
- There are more varieties of dried beans than canned beans available
- Most dried beans are free of added sodium and preservatives
- Cooking dried beans reduces packaging waste