Beans, legumes and dried peas — collectively known as pulses — are a key part of my daily meal planning and preparation. I have them at least once a day, often twice.
Why do I like beans and lentils and the rest of the pulses so much? Because they’re winners on so many levels: budget-friendly, family-friendly, delicious, convenient, versatile — and, of course, nutritious.
Legumes are packed with protein and fiber — which keeps your hunger at bay for longer. In addition, they contain important nutrients such as iron, zinc, folate, calcium, and potassium.