Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Normally I wouldn't recommend anything that comes in a can.  The reason being that most canned items are loaded with sodium because they are meant to last a long time on the shelf.  HOWEVER, the 365 Brand made by Whole Foods has their own line of canned beans that has no added salt!  Check it out...

As you can see on the nutritional panel there is only 10mg of sodium per serving.  Most canned beans have anywhere from 200mg - 400mg per serving!  I could bloat and have a heart attack just thinking about it!

Beans are a great source of protein, especially if you are vegetarian.  But they can be time consuming to make, so that's why these canned beans are such a good find.  Just pop open the can and you're ready (although I do like to run them under some water before I eat them).  They are a great addition to a salad, they are perfect for making hummus, and they can even add thickness to a soup or sauce (recipes to come!).

Bonus, they are only $0.99!

Bad Joan


  1. Since becoming a vegetarian, garbanzo beans have become a staple for me. They're surprisingly versatile.. and delicious! I use them all the time.

  2. joan ~ i have always loved garbanzo beans, they are in fact my favorite kind! and wow, what an excellent price and that's great that there are varieties out there w. less sodium!! you can't go wrong w. whole foods right??
    xx ~ kristina
    p.s. still thinking about that camel cow-hide purse!

  3. i love beans in red sauce on toasts:) bunch of calories I suppose, but who cares:)hahaha

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I can't wait to go through all of your recipes! I'm always looking for new things to try for my family.

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  6. cool post! must try these! :)

  7. beans are a good source of protein! :D

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