21 Feb Whole Pulses & Legumes
Whole pulses & legumes form an integral part of many healthy eating patterns, including vegetarian and vegan diets. Along with being a highly nutritious food, legumes can play an important role in the prevention and management of a number of health conditions. It is best to include them in your diet once a week at least.
Legumes are a nutritious staple of diets around the world more so in Indian homes. Not a day passes in an Indian home where Dal in some form or the other does not form part of the platter. Dal Chawal forms an integral part of diet in rural families in India. They are an inexpensive source of protein, vitamins, complex carbohydrates, and fibre. Most importantly, they can be easily found in any local grocery store. Because of their texture, flavor, and nutritional profile legumes and their components are the best plant-based meat alternatives for vegans.
Legumes and the Planet
The best part about growing legumes is that they are very planet friendly. For example, legumes release up to seven times less greenhouse gas emissions per area compared to other crops.
February 10th is celebrated as World Pulses Day. I am an avid fan of whole pulses / lentils. When I took a review of my posts so far, I realised I have as of today posted 22 recipes using whole pulses & legumes. I decided to compile all those recipes and make an eBook that you can download from my site. It was my intention to release this book on Whole Pulses Day. But due to extraneous reasons beyond control couldn’t accomplish that mission. Anyways, better late than never. This is my humble offering to all those health conscious out there.
Here are 22 recipes for including them in your diet to download free as an eBook. 22 weeks of healthy eating 😊. Enjoy.