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. Try this Lentil Burger.
A source of essential fatty acids and fibre, 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.