Back-to-school shopping can really add up: Pencils. Notebooks. Cute new shoes. And those are just for me…. Kidding! But the reality is that both time and money are in short supply at my house right now. Times like these, I turn to beans. They’re a less expensive source of protein than meat, so replacing some (or all!) of the meat at mealtime can add up to real savings. Plus, they’re delicious and simple to cook. What more could you ask for? So, behold, here are my top picks for hearty but simple bean-based dishes.