Many people know pulses as an ingredient in soups, stews, falafels, hummus, and curries. The truth is that pulses can be an ingredient in almost any dish or meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, baked goods, even in drinks! Pulses are an affordable food that is available around the globe. They are easy to cook with and add flavor, texture, and color to almost any dish.
Did You Know:
- Pulses taste so good that you might not guess they are also really good for you - every bite is a source of fiber, protein, and vitamins!
- Make pulses even more convenient by cooking more than you need and freezing the rest to us another day. To freeze cooked pulses, cool them and then store in plastic, metal, or glass containers in 250 to 500mL (1 to 2 cup) portions.
- Cooked pulses store well for 1-3 days in the refrigerator or for several months in the freezer.
Pulses at HOME
Pulses are an easy to cook versatile food. They are also a key food for healthy, active families. Pulses are a low-fat source of energy that is high in protein and fiber, and a good source of micronutrients.
Visit our cooking resources for tips on using pulses in your cooking.
Pulses at WORK
Pulses are a great workday meal or snack because they are a low-fat, high-fibre source of energy, and they will help keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Visit the recipes section for ideas to help you start eating more pulses at work!
Pulses at SCHOOL
Pulses are an important food choice for healthy kids, as they’re low in fat, high in protein and fiber, and rich in micronutrients such as zinc, which is crucial to building healthy immune systems!
Looking for ideas about how to incorporate more pulses into school lunches and snacks? Visit the recipes section for inspiration.