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Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge Day 14: Put dried beans on your shopping list

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, September 23, 2011 - 1:00pm

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Dried beans might seem intimidating, but they're actually not that hard to cook. Our bean cooking guide shows you how to cook them in your pressure cooker, slow cooker or in a regular pot. Why bother? Cooking your own dried beans helps you avoid the chemical BPA (bisphenol A), a so-called endocrine disruptor--it's used to make the resins in can linings, then leaches into food. As an added health bonus, when you cook dried beans you avoid the added sodium in most canned beans.

Want to take the EatingWell 14-Day Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge? Visit our Healthy Kitchen Makeover Challenge landing page to find find daily tips and tools you need to detox your kitchen.

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Kerri-Ann Jennings
Kerri-Ann Jennings is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition from Columbia University.

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