How to Include Beans, Peas, and Lentils (Legumes) in Your Diet: Diabetes College
Legumes vary in shape, texture, colour, and taste. Dried beans, peas and lentils all belong to the legume family and are among the most versatile and nutritious foods available that can be eaten all year round.
Registered Dietitian Margaret Brum shares ways you can include legumes in your daily diet:
• Use Chickpeas or Garbanzo beans. They have a creamy texture and can be made into a spread like hummus, or added to salads, and pasta dishes.
• Red or white kidney beans have a soft texture that works well in soups, salads, chili, and rice dishes.
• Lentils can be used to replace meat in dishes to make meatless tacos, or pasta sauce.
• And more!
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