What’s not to love about beans. They are cheap, easy to cook with, and an important source of protein in a plant rich, cancer-fighting diet. You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan for beans to be a great standby in the kitchen. Beans add protein to simple veggies pastas or soups, make hearty nutrient rich dips and can even be baked into cakes and cookies. Although they taste great cooked from scratch, canned beans are just as delicious and great to have around. Keep canned and dried beans in your pantry and freezer, and you’ll be able to rustle up nutritious, tasty meals in no time at all.