Legumes, which include peas, beans, and lentils, are a great addition to a myriad of dishes and are low in fat, cholesterol-free, and a good source of fiber and protein. Learn how to save big on these by reading below!
Dried: While canned legumes are convenient, they can cost up to 3 times more than buying dried. Simply soak, boil, or add dry legumes to a crock pot to cook. Season them how you like and save on the sodium of the canned versions.
Bulk: Look for legumes in the bulk bin section of your grocery store. Often prices are cheaper than pre-bagged, and you can get just the amount you want. Also check out different grocery sections, like the Latino foods aisle, and price compare.
Stretch: Add legumes to the mix to stretch meat dishes and save money by not having to buy as much meat. Also try meatless dishes featuring legumes for a healthy alternative.