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!