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Michigan Bean Healthy Holidays

Healthy Holidays with Michigan Beans

This holiday season is like no other. As we continue to deal with the pandemic, celebrations are small and budgets may be tight. While we wait patiently for those brighter and better days ahead, we invite you to discover the tasty health benefits of Michigan Beans by cooking up some simple recipes and gifts that your family and friends will love.

Michigan is known for black, cranberry, kidney, navy, pinto and red beans which are harvested when dry in the seed pod, and there are so many healthy reasons to feel good about consuming beans. Michigan Beans are a naturally nutritious food and all varieties are a good source of protein, excellent source of fiber, and free from fat, sodium and cholesterol. They count as both a vegetable and a plant-based protein source and taste delicious! Beans are also highly recommended in the new U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans as part of a plant-forward dietary pattern. In addition, buying local Michigan Beans is a great way to support our local economy and over 1,100 growers that produce a variety of high quality dry edible beans. 

Share the many benefits of Michigan Beans with your family and friends this season by preparing these delicious holiday inspired recipes and delightful gifts from your kitchen.

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Gifts from Your Kitchen

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