Don't let playground rhymes dissuade you, beans are quite magical. Little legumes make the list of top five foods for women because they are great sources of protein, and packed with magnesium, potassium, foliate, and fiber.
While beans can be difficult to digest, they're a healthy option vegetarians or anyone looking for a wholesome, filling, and nutritious staple. Choose hummus (it's made with garbanzo beans) over dip, and add beans to salads, burritos or soups to get your fill, or pair beans with rice or corn for a complete protein. And, if you're ready to soak up even more benefits of beans, try one of these eight filling recipes from the FitSugar team and members of our Healthy Recipe group.