The Simple Bean Toolkit

Beans have a number of nutritional qualities to support healthy aging, and they’re delicious! A new toolkit was developed to share easy recipes and simple tips to include beans in your daily diet.

Below is a summary of the information you can find in The Simple Bean toolkit:

  • Background information on varieties of beans
  • Nutrient profile of beans
  • Health benefits of eating beans
  • Digestion tips for eating beans
  • Use and storage tips for dry and canned beans
  • Bean recipes and weekly menus with grocery lists

Access the toolkit on the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging website.

This resource was developed by Emily Farrell (MSc candidate, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph) as part of her MSc thesis research. Guidance and input was provided by Katarina Doma (PhD candidate, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph) and Alison Duncan (PhD, RD, Professor, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph). This resource was created in partnership with RIA’s Agri-food for Healthy Aging program.