Bean based meal suggestions

Beans are an affordable source of protein, fiber, iron, and vitamins that offer many health benefits, including reducing cholesterol, heart disease, decreasing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy gut bacteria. They are commonly eaten around the world and are often considered as a great replacement for meat as a source of vegetarian protein. Bean based foods are excellent for breakfast and there are many healthy options you could consider.

Bean Chilaquiles with Avocado & Queso Fresco

This is a classic one-dish Mexican breakfast originally conceived as a way to use up leftover tortillas. Although, there are some recipes of the dish that don’t include beans, this bean recipe is quite savory. The major ingredients are beans, salsa, tortillas and eggs. One interesting thing about the dish is that it is easy to prepare and will go a long way to satisfy you until your next meal.

Easy Vegetarian Chili

This is a common bean based dish that will keep you always longing for more. It is usually prepared with kidney beans and tomatoes; and may be spiced up with adobo sauce. I’m simple terms, the meal is smoky, savory, and worth trying if you haven’t.

Cheese Beano with Basil and Black Pepper

A cheese beano is simply baked beans in tomato sauce on toast with grated hard cheese (usually cheddar) scattered over the top. You might choose to melt the cheese or not. You can melt the cheese by placing the toast on a tray and under a hot, overhead grill for about a minute. It is white simple to prepare and doesn’t take much time.

bean based meal
bean based meal

Baked Beans and Fried Eggs on Toasted Bread Rolls

Baked beans with eggs usually make very nice delicacies. In the preparation, beans are firstly spooned on to toasted bread roll halves before being topped off with soft yolk fried eggs a little scattering of hot chili powder which is optional.

Individual Baked Beans Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is a combination of beef and usually vegetables such as onion and carrot, topped with mashed potatoes. With beans, it involves baking the beans and mixing it with the beef and vegetable combination before putting the pie together. It tastes really nice too and is a good breakfast choice.

Creamy Potato Soup

With the absence of cream or any diary product, this creamy potato vegetable soup gets it creamy texture from blended potato and white beans. It is a very good food meal for vegans.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This creamy and tasty delicacy gets its creamy texture from a handful of blended white beans. Together with beans, the roasted red bell peppers, carrots, and fennel give the soup its bold color and flavor. It is definitely one interesting food delicacy you should try for breakfast.

Creamy Wild Rice Soup

The beans are used in two ways for the preparation of this nourishing soup. Some of the beans (usually white) is left whole, while some are blended together with cashews, miso paste, and Dijon mustard to make the soup’s lightly creamy, savory base.

Curried Parsnip & White Bean Soup

This soup has a nice velvety texture achieved with blended white beans. Curried spices and apples are then added to highlight the sweet, nutty flavor of the parsnips in this quite simple but delicious vegetable soup.

Tomatillo Zucchini White Bean Chili

This tangy tomatillo chili is an all-time favorite bean recipe for most lovers of bean-based breakfasts. It is a delicious white bean chili that is creamy with vegetable broth flavored with lime juice.

Quinoa White Bean Risotto

This is a vegan version of Risotto that is prepared without cheese or cream. It is a vegan food option that gets its rich, creamy texture from blended white beans. Quinoa will also keep you full for longer.

bean based meal
bean based meal

Spinach Artichoke Pizza

This spinach artichoke pizza is creamy, light and delicious. Its creamy sauce is achieved by a perfect blend of artichokes, lemon, and white beans.

Vegetarian Tacos

This delicacy involves roasting veggies, tossing them with black beans and stuffing them into tortillas. The meal also includes a tangy avocado sauce, but creamy chipotle sauce can be used if avocados are not available. Good thing about the Vegetarian Tacos is that despite being a healthy breakfast option, it is just as good for dinner depending on your preference.

Spiced beans and haloumi

These homemade beans are lightly spiced with a lovely thick sauce. You could serve them with an egg, but with fried haloumi, it is especially tasty meal.  

Simple Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl

With some grain, a vegetable, and canned or dried beans in your pantry, a tasty grain bowl is not difficult to make. To prepare this meal, a hood combination of quinoa, chickpeas, and roasted sweet potatoes does the magic. Usually, almost any mix of grains, legumes, or vegetables would work. You can add a big squeeze of lemon to add more flavor to the dish.

Vegan Mushroom & White Bean Pot Pie

This homey, savory pot pie filling is prepared basically with thyme, mushrooms, and cannellini beans. It is a tasty breakfast option you should consider.

Spaghetti and veggie balls

A delicious bowl of spaghetti and meatballs makes a memorable breakfast option. Good enough, you can also make veggie balls in place of meatballs by using black beans and mushrooms and piling them onto pasta with a big scoop of homemade tomato sauce. It is just as good as when meatballs are used.

Tagliatelle with Tomatoes and Greens

This tagliatelle is prepared with a handful of pantry ingredients – canned tomatoes, pasta, carrots, shallots, and most importantly, cannellini beans. Although it might look so simple, the food is rich and satisfying.

Mango Ginger Rice Bowl

This recipe basically involves a combination of beans and rice dressed up with crisp veggies, creamy avocado, diced mango, and a tangy tamari-lime sauce. A scoop of pickled ginger adds up that flavor you badly need.

Bottom Line

The good thing about these food suggestions is that even vegans can fit in. For beans lovers, you can try out these bean-based suggestions and more — as the list continues. If you are however not a beans lover, you should consider trying out the suggestions, you might just discover another favorite food.

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