Healthy Dinner Idea: Black Bean Soup (Real Food)

Do you like beans? I was not a fan when I was a kid. My parents would serve beans for dinner and I’d cover them in ketchup so I could eat them.

As an adult though, I gave black beans a try and loved them. And while I’ve tried and appreciate other kinds of beans since then, black beans are still my favorite.

They are easy to prepare and very inexpensive which makes this Black Bean Soup a great healthy dinner choice. The fact that you make it in the crock pot makes it an even better choice.

31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas: Black Bean Soup

You can find the recipe here:

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup at Budget Bytes

This is a great recipe as is but I almost always end up tweaking a recipe a bit. First of all, I soaked my beans overnight before cooking to break down the phytic acid. I also added some salt to the recipe because beans always need some salt in my opinion.

Finally, I did not blend them. I did let them cook long enough to get nice and soft but I prefer my bean soup to have a bit of texture so I opted to not blend.

Topped with some avocado, this made a delicious real food dinner.

This post is part of my 31 Days of Healthy Dinner Ideas Series. Be sure to check in daily for a new healthy dinner idea.


I am not a health professional or a nutritionist. Information I share is not to be taken as medical advice. It is based on my own personal experiences as well as testimonials and research shared by others. Please discuss any concerns regarding diet and health with your own health professional.

Janet is a mom to two daughters and is married to her best friend. Her belief that we are blessed so that we may bless others fuels her writing at where she shares her thoughts on faith, family, and frugal living. She strives to make the most of what she's given in life and hopes to inspire others to do the same.