Pulses are a part of the legume family and common sources include dried beans, lentils, and chickpeas — which are not only versatile, but very affordable as well. Pulses are a great source of plant-based protein, especially for those looking for meatless options. You can create a plant-based dish by adding them to soups, salads, or use in place of meat for tacos or burgers, which is exactly what we have done in this Zesty Black Bean Burger.
A source of essential fatty acids and fiber, seeds can be incorporated into baked goods, or toasted and used as a topping for salads, soups and sandwiches. They also contain healthy monounsaturated fats, poluunsaturated fats and many important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.