Even though it's cost effective to purchase dry beans, sometimes you need to make a meal on the fly, which is why it's important to have some canned beans on hand. Garbanzo beans are versatile and full of both protein and fiber; they have been found to help dieters from overeating. You can easily add chickpeas to soups, stews, hummus, and veggie burgers with the beans. Enjoy them by simply topping the beans on your salad or serving them with a quick sauce. Or if you're looking for a new snack, try our recipe for spicy roasted chickpeas.
What to try: Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans ($2) are cooked with kombu, a seaweed often used in macrobiotic cooking to help soften beans and boost their flavor. Plus, these beans are unsalted, so you can control your sodium intake.