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Did you stock up on beans wondering what you would eat during the stay-at-home order? If you need new recipes to try, consider these options from the Health4U archive.

Some of our most popular recipes feature pulses (dried peas and beans). Do you have canned beans or dried beans? For all but lentils, you can substitute cooked dried beans for canned in any of these recipes. Just do a little conversion to estimate the amount.

1 pound (2 to 3 cups) dry beans = 6 to 9 cups cooked beans

1 (15 oz) can beans, drained = 1 ½ cups cooked beans

Black beans:

Black-eyed peas:

Brown lentils:

Butter beans: 

Cannellini beans: 


French green lentils:

Kidney beans:

Michigan bean blend:

Navy beans:

Pinto beans:

Red lentils:

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Food and Nutrition Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

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