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16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses

2016 is the Year of Pulses (also known as beans), and you won’t believe how many ways there are to cook with this  protein-packed ingredient.

Yes, you read that right.  The year of pulses.  NOT the kind of pulses that indicate whether you’re still alive, but pulses as in, dried beans, peas, lentils, etc.  Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know they were called pulses either, until recently. Hey, we just learned something. In case we’re ever on Jeopardy, or Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.  Here’s another little tidbit of information.  The United Nations declared 2016 – The International Year of Pulses.  Yay!  Time to have a  party.

16 Ways to Celebrate PulsesCraving Something Healthy

 

Whatever you call them, they’re one of the very best foods you can keep in your pantry.  Beans are full of protein, soluble fiber (the kind that helps manage weight, blood sugar, and cholesterol), and lots of vitamins and minerals.  Plus, they’re one of the cheapest good-for-you foods I know of. And, of course, they’re perfect for Meatless Mondays. So in honor of the International Year of Pulses, here are some delicious ways to cook with them, from some of my blogging friends.

 

 

16 Ways to Celebrate The Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Vegan Mole Chilaquiles|Avocado a Day Nutrition

 

Bell Pepper Chickpea Tacos|Veggie Inspired Journey

Vegetarian Bolognese over Polenta Cakes|Nutritioulicious

 

16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Lentil Curry Bowls with Cilantro Cashew Sauce|Pinch of Yum

 

Spicy Kale Lentil Burgers|Healthy Helper

Peanut Butter Breakfast Brownies|Teaspoon of Spice

16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Baked Falafel|The Foodie Physician

 

Copycat Tomato Lentil Soup|Cape Fear Nutrition

Chickpea and Spinach Stew|Food & Wine

16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Black Bean Cornbread Panzanella Salad|How Sweet Eats

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter High Protein Breakfast Sundae|EA Stewart

Lentil Minestrone Soup|Uproot Kitchen

16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Curried Chickpea Salad Sandwich|Craving Something Healthy

 

Lentil Quinoa Bowls with Coriander and Lemon|Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Baked Avocado Black Bean Egg Rolls|Craving Something Healthy

16 Ways to Celebrate the Year of Pulses|Craving Something Healthy
Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille|Love and Lemons

 

 

Did you know beans were also called pulses?

Eat well!

 

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8 Comments

  1. I didn’t know beans were called pulses. Since I started eating less and less meat and dairy I’m starting to love lentils and other pulses more and more! 🙂
    x Kenzie // Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

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