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!
Can It: Short on time? Try stocking up on canned legumes for last-minute dinner needs! Look for printable coupons from companies like S&W Beans, Goya, and Bush’s. Also keep an eye out for sales of the store brand beans. A stock-up price is $0.50 a can or under.
Dried: While canned legumes are convenient, they can cost double the price of dried. To cook dried beans yourself, simply soak, boil, or add dry legumes to a slow cooker. 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 the exact amount you need. Also check out different grocery sections, like the Latino foods aisle, and price compare.
Stretch: Save money on meat by adding legumes to the mix to stretch meat dishes. Also try meatless dishes featuring legumes for a healthy alternative.