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Beans & Grains

Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of beans, vegetables, and a fresh lime infused dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Beans and grains are excellent staple ingredients because they are inexpensive, shelf stable, incredibly versatile, and full of fiber and other nutrients. Building your meals on a base of beans and whole grains will ensure you get the most bang for your grocery buck. Here are over 200 recipes featuring beans & grains to choose from. (pictured: Cowboy Caviar)

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These Sweet Potato Grain Bowls with Green Tahini Sauce are prefect for meal prep and bursting with color, texture, and flavor! BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Potato Grain Bowls with Green Tahini Sauce

For the perfect Spicy Baked Black Bean Nachos, layer your chips and toppings for the perfect chip-to-topping ratio. BudgetBytes.com

Spicy Baked Black Bean Nachos

White beans make an inexpensive and fiber filled alternative to chicken in these creamy Spinach White Spinach White Bean Enchiladas. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach White Bean Enchiladas with Pepper Jack Sauce

Pressure Cooker Red Beans are a fast, inexpensive, filling, and flavorful staple meal. It's a Louisiana tradition, but FASTER! BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Red Beans

The plus in Sloppy Joes Plus is lentils! Tender lentils make the perfect addition to ground beef and increase the texture, flavor, and nutrients! BudgetBytes.com

Sloppy Joes Plus

This Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad combines a medley of vibrant colors and flavors, brought together by a bright and creamy dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Rainbow Salad with Lime Crema

Homemade hummus is quick, easy, and inexpensive, and can be made with several different flavor add-ins. Here are four delicious flavors to try. BudgetBytes.com

Homemade Hummus (four flavors)

Got leftover rice? Make sure it doesn't go to waste by using one of these 7 ways to use leftover rice. BudgetBytes.com

7 Ways to Use Leftover Rice

Golden Coconut Lentil Soup is a light and fresh bowl with vibrant turmeric and a handful of fun toppings. BudgetBytes.com

Golden Coconut Lentil Soup

This Cheesy Chicken Vegetable and Rice Casserole is everything your comfort food dreams are made of. BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Chicken Vegetable and Rice Casserole

This Roasted Cauliflower Salad combines sweet roasted red onions, spiced chickpeas, tender cauliflower, and a tangy lemon tahini dressing. BudgetBytes.com

Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos

Bibimbap is the ultimate bowl meal with plenty of color, flavor, and texture to keep your taste buds happy and your stomach full. BudgetBytes.com

Bibimbap – The Ultimate Bowl Meal

This Beef Burrito Casserole is totally customizable and can include all your favorite burrito or nacho toppings. Leftovers reheat great for lunch! Budgetbytes.com

Beef Burrito Casserole

Seafood Rice Skillet is a nod to seafood paella using easy to find ingredients and equipment. Impress your dinner guests with this easy and impressive dish! BudgetBytes.com

Seafood Rice Skillet

Cumin rice is an earthy and slightly peppery dish that can be used as the base for many meals. BudgetBytes.com

Cumin Rice

Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup is a an easy, inexpensive, and comforting soup for fall, full of nutrients and flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Split Pea Soup

Marinated Lentil Salad is bright and flavorful, and infused with bold flavors like garlic and lemon. BudgetBytes.com

Marinated Lentil Salad

Tomato Herb Rice with White Beans and Spinach is a hearty and flavorful vegan dinner that will be loved by meat eaters and vegetarians alike. BudgetBytes.com

Tomato Herb Rice with White Beans and Spinach

Garden Vegetable Quinoa Soup is a low calorie, high fiber, flavor packed meal perfect for your weekend meal prep. BudgetBytes.com

Garden Vegetable Quinoa Soup

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls are a fiber and flavor filled healthy lunch that you can pre-pack for your week ahead. BudgetBytes.com

Chili Garlic Tofu Bowls

Use your slow cooker to make these low fat and incredibly flavorful (not) refried beans and barely lift a finger. BudgetBytes.com

(Not) Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Jambalaya has all the big flavor of the classic Louisiana dish with half the effort. BudgetBytes.com

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

Purple Power Bowls are a mélange of colorful grains, beans, and vegetables with more flavor and texture than imaginable. BudgetBytes.com

Purple Power Bowls

Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut is a fast and easy meal with tropical flare. BudgetBytes.com

Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple and Toasted Coconut

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs make a fast and filling dinner or brunch, and are a great way to use up leftover ingredients in the kitchen. BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate Southwest Scrambled Eggs

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Lentils are a hands-off, fiber filled, freezer friendly vegan dinner. Budgetbytes.com

Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Lentils

Sushi Bowls are a fast, easy, and inexpensive alternative to your favorite sushi bar. BudgetBytes.com

Sushi Bowls with Sriracha Mayo

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice is an easy and flavorful four-ingredient dinner that leaves zero waste. BudgetBytes.com

Pressure Cooker Chicken and Rice

Build BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls are an easy, customizable lunch option that is great both hot or cold! BudgetBytes.com

BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowls

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka makes the BEST breakfast for dinner! BudgetBytes.com

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka

Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce are a quick and colorful answer to dinner - BudgetBytes.com

Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Instant Pot Congee is a warm and comforting porridge with endless possibilities for fun toppings - BudgetBytes.com

Instant Pot Congee (Jook)

Sweet Chili Tofu Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Sweet Chili Tofu Bowls

Chana Aloo Masala - BudgetBytes.com

Chana Aloo Masala (Chickpea and Potato Masala)

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli - BudgetBytes.com

Pan Fried Sesame Tofu with Broccoli

Smoked Sausage Skillet with Peppers and Farro - BudgetBytes.com

Smoked Sausage Skillet with Peppers and Farro

Banana Nut Breakfast Farro - BudgetBytes.com

Banana Nut Breakfast Farro

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas - BudgetBytes.com

Mediterranean Farro Salad with Spiced Chickpeas

Toast Farro

How to Cook Farro

Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup - BudgetBytes.com

Curried Red Lentil and Pumpkin Soup

Weeknight Enchiladas - BudgetBytes.com

Weeknight Enchiladas

Broiled Balsamic Vegetables with Lemon Parsley Rice - BudgetBytes.com

Broiled Balsamic Vegetables with Lemon Parsley Rice

Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac - BudgetBytes.com

Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie - BudgetBytes.com

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Pineapple Sriracha Breakfast Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Pineapple Sriracha Breakfast Bowls

Spinach and Chickpea Rice Pilaf - BudgetBytes.com

Spinach and Chickpea Rice Pilaf

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole - BudgetBytes.com

Vegetable Enchilada Casserole