"Beans, beans, they're good for your heart..."
I'll let you finish that in your head and laugh. Beans are a great crockpot food and a great way to save tons of money. Some of you may see dried beans and think "What the crap am I supposed to do with these?" EASY. Just rinse them, put them in your crockpot, and cook on low overnight. I also add salt - which is another advantage over canned because you can control the amount. In the morning, just divide the beans into freezer containers and you're all set! Reaching for a container of beans from the freezer is just as easy as reaching for a can of beans from the pantry. Sometimes I add mild beans (like pintos) to dishes (like sloppy joes) and my husband doesn't even notice (and he notices everything!) They are a great way to stretch your food and add tons of nutrition at the same time.
And speaking of that familiar rhyme, did you know that if you eat beans kinda frequently, your body builds up what it needs to digest them and you won't have so much gas? Seriously.