Today’s challenge is to give Meatless Monday another go!
Have you tried cooking with pulses? They are the dry edible seeds of the legume family, such as dry peas, beans, lentils and chickpeas. And what’s more? They’re earth-friendly!
That’s because pulses require fewer nitrogen fertilizers and less water. In fact, it only takes about 43 gallons of water to produce 1 pound of pulses. The same amount of animal protein requires a range of 800 to 1,800 gallons of water. Pulses are also good for the soil, because they leave behind healthy, enriching nutrients.
Let these protein-packed powerhouses play the leading role in today’s Meatless Monday meal!
- Click here to learn how to cook with these meatless wonders and take the U.N.’s Pulse Pledge!
- For more pulse recipes (including pizza, salads and even desserts!) visit Cooking with Pulses.
- Check out Greatist’s roundup of 7 Proteins for Meatless Mondays (And How to Use Them).
- You can still enjoy sandwiches, burgers and wraps on your Meatless Monday with this curated recipe list from The Kitchn.