Here are three reasons to love pulses:
- Pulses are an affordable low-fat source of protein that contributes to good nutrition and health.
- Pulses are easy to cook with and there are simple ways you can add them to your diet: Add a half a cup or more of your favourite cooked pulses into any salad or soup; add cooked lentils or black beans to your pasta sauce; toss a handful of white beans in your smoothie or try roasted chickpeas as an alternative to salty snacks.
- Cooked pulses can be pureed. Use pulse puree in baked goods, or, as a tasty dip, spread, sauce or soup base.
Salads offer something rare in modern life: They contain ingredients you can recognize and pronounce. As long as you stick with produce and all natural toppings, you can create anything from and appetizer to an entrée without including a single mysterious additive in the meal.