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Top 10 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein Needs

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Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be eating, not only for their high protein count—15 grams per cup—but also for all the other nutrients they supply, including fiber, potassium, and cholesterol-lowering antioxidants. Best of all, their versatility means there are plenty of delicious ways to enjoy them.

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While tostadas usually mean deep-fried tortillas and lots of cheese, this recipe makes a few simple switches to give them a nutritional stamp of approval: The pitas are baked for a similar crunch, butternut squash and yogurt lend creaminess, and black beans add heft.