Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Tip Day---Counting Beans!

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We all know beans are a great way to stretch your food budget and they are great for you as well!
Canned beans are a great, ready-to-go food, but most often dried beans are a more economical way to incorporate this protein into your meals!

Have you ever tried to calculate and compare prices on canned versus dried beans???
Well, if you are looking to do a price comparison you'll need to know how those dried beans will multiply in cooking!

A 1 lb bag of dried beans will yield the following:

Black Beans- 6.25c cooked
Garbanzo Beans- 7.5c cooked
Pink Beans-6.25c cooked
Pinto Beans-5c cooked
Red Kidney Beans- 5c cooked
White Kidney Beans- 6.25c cooked

3 comments:

Chicagolandia said...

Great break down!

Noelle said...

Thanks!

Olivia said...

Thanks! That's very helpful!
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