These 62 Healthy Bean Recipes Will Help Flatten Your Belly

They're not called "magical fruit" for nothin'! Beans are loaded with digestion-friendly fiber and protein, which can help with bloating while keeping you satiated and making you feel fuller longer. As such, they're an excellent tool for weight loss, too.

But one of the best parts about beans is how versatile they are. From classic recipes like soups and dips, to sneaky desserts like "cookie dough" fudge and smoothies, you can add beans to just about anything. Try all different kinds of beans — edamame, chickpeas, cannellini, black beans, and more — we've got plenty of legume recipes for you to try.

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad
Foxes Love Lemons

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodle Salad

Grilled Summer Salad With Corn, Peppers, and Chili-Lime Dressing
Cookie + Kate

Grilled Summer Salad With Corn, Peppers, and Chili-Lime Dressing

Banana Cashew Overnight Oats
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Banana Cashew Overnight Oats

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Freezer Fudge

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad
Cookie + Kate

Lemony Lentil and Chickpea Salad

Sorghum, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Salad With Kale Pesto
She Likes Food

Sorghum, Sweet Potato, and White Bean Salad With Kale Pesto

Indian-Spiced Rice and Lentil Salad
Host the Toast

Indian-Spiced Rice and Lentil Salad

Slow-Cooker Beef Taco Soup
POPSUGAR Photography | Anna Monette Roberts

Slow-Cooker Beef Taco Soup

Greek Chickpea, Cucumber, Tomato, and Farro Salad
Cookie + Kate

Greek Chickpea, Cucumber, Tomato, and Farro Salad

Mango, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad
Sarah Yates for A House in the Hills

Mango, Avocado, and Black Bean Salad

Chopped Salad With Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
Foxes Love Lemons

Chopped Salad With Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin (and Bean) Cookies
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin (and Bean) Cookies

Brussels Sprout, Kale, Lentil, and Cranberry Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

Brussels Sprout, Kale, Lentil, and Cranberry Salad

Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup
Cooking Classy

Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup

Vegan Chickpea Curry
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Vegan Chickpea Curry

Get the recipe: vegan chickpea curry

Red Rice, Bean, and Tofu Salad
Chef Melissa King

Red Rice, Bean, and Tofu Salad

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Roasted Honey Cinnamon Chickpeas

Slow-Cooker White Beans, Tomatoes, and Pancetta
Alexandra's Kitchen

Slow-Cooker White Beans, Tomatoes, and Pancetta

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad

Sesame Zucchini Noodle Salad
Inspiralized

Sesame Zucchini Noodle Salad

Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

Slow-Cooker Beans and Quinoa

Mashed Potatoes With White Beans
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Mashed Potatoes With White Beans

Southwestern Kale Salad With Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Avocado Sauce
Cookie + Kate

Southwestern Kale Salad With Sweet Potato, Quinoa, and Avocado Sauce

Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Chocolate-Mousse-Filled Strawberries

Spicy Chickpea Barley and Quinoa Veggie Burger
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Spicy Chickpea Barley and Quinoa Veggie Burger

Chopped Thai Salad With Sesame-Garlic Dressing
Pinch of Yum

Chopped Thai Salad With Sesame-Garlic Dressing

Tomato Salad With Chickpeas, Avocado, and Cucumber
Cooking Classy

Tomato Salad With Chickpeas, Avocado, and Cucumber

Spicy, Mexican-Inspired Roasted Chickpeas
Flicker user Liliana Fuchs

Spicy, Mexican-Inspired Roasted Chickpeas

Quinoa Salad With Roasted Poblanos, Black Beans, and Feta
Eat Drink Garden with Valerie Rice

Quinoa Salad With Roasted Poblanos, Black Beans, and Feta

Chocolate Hummus
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Chocolate Hummus

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Taco Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Camilla Salem

Taco Salad

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Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Vegan Chocolate Frosted Doughnuts

Slow-Cooker Quinoa, Chicken, and Kale Soup
Cooking Classy

Slow-Cooker Quinoa, Chicken, and Kale Soup

Raw Beet Salad With Quinoa, Carrots, Edamame, and Spinach
Cookie + Kate

Raw Beet Salad With Quinoa, Carrots, Edamame, and Spinach

Marinated Chickpea Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

Marinated Chickpea Salad

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Spiced Carrot Soup With Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini
POPSUGAR Photography | Nicole Perry

Spiced Carrot Soup With Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini

Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad With Pomegranate-Molasses Dressing
My Darling Lemon Thyme

Chickpea, Tomato, and Feta Salad With Pomegranate-Molasses Dressing

Chickpea Cookie Dough
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Get the recipe: chickpea cookie dough

Chickpea, Farro, and Greens Salad
Cookie + Kate

Chickpea, Farro, and Greens Salad

Healthy Black Bean Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Lizzie Fuhr

Healthy Black Bean Salad

Get the recipe: healthy black bean salad

Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad
Snixy Kitchen

Sesame Ginger Miso Cucumber Salad

Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Metabolism-Boosting Smoothie

Black Bean Quinoa Salad With Orange Vinaigrette
Damn Delicious

Black Bean Quinoa Salad With Orange Vinaigrette

Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Squash, Chickpeas, and Feta
Cookie + Kate

Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Squash, Chickpeas, and Feta

Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad
Cookie + Kate

Lebanese Lemon-Parsley Bean Salad

Black Bean, Corn, and Radish Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Anna Monette Roberts

Black Bean, Corn, and Radish Salad

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Cups

Slow-Cooker Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Pinch of Yum

Slow-Cooker Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Slow-Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake
Cooking Classy

Slow-Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Slow-Cooker Vegan Beans and Rice
Delish Knowledge

Slow-Cooker Vegan Beans and Rice

Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Cucumber, Black Bean, Corn, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

Cowboy Caviar
Cookie + Kate

Cowboy Caviar

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Chickpea Avocado Salad
POPSUGAR Photography | Jenny Sugar

Chickpea Avocado Salad

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Slow-Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup
Damn Delicious

Slow-Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup