Get a healthy boost from beans and pulses

Beans and pulses are often overlooked in the weekly shop, but they could be a fantastic way to add protein to your meal, which is important for muscles and growth. Pulses include all dried beans, lentils and peas. Get to know this amazing group of foods for a whole host of benefits as part of a healthy balanced diet.

The benefits

  • Beans and pulses are really cheap to buy. You can buy them tinned for convenience, or dried to save even more money.

If you have a well-stocked spice rack, this cauliflower lentil dhal will be a cheap and healthy alternative to takeaways

  • Beans and pulses are low in fat and provide great texture to any dish. Why not add some kidney beans, butter beans or haricot beans (used in baked beans) to your meal today?

This lamb tagine is the perfect healthy comfort food for a cold winter’s night.

  • Did you know that once a day an 80g portion of beans or pulses counts as one of your five-a-day? One down, only 4 to go now!
  • Pulses – such as lentils and chickpeas – are a great healthy source of protein, especially if you’re vegetarian or vegan.

Our homemade baked beans make a great veggie breakfast for a weekend treat.

Use our Let’s Do This 8 Week Challenge to make everyday changes to your diet.

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