Beans sound boring, but I promise you, if you’re trying to eat less meat (or trying to be a more protein-conscious veg) they will become your best friend. I always keep several cans of black beans and refried beans in my cupboard alongside a bag of lentils. They make it super-easy to add a dose of protein to a meal.
When I’m in a rush, I’ll smear refried beans in a quesadilla (with green chili, of course), and when I have a bit more time, a lentil-based Indian curry is a total crowdpleaser.
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