Beans and Grains: The Unsung Heroes
Ah yes, beans and grains, pulses and legumes. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these pantry staples that have been sustaining households. I have multiple tinned versions of these in my pantry, and I’m guessing you do too. They are not only a great source of protein but are inexpensive, have a long shelf-life and are incredibly nutritious. Throw them over pasta, make homemade hummus or whip up an easy salad! These bad boys will keep you busy in the kitchen and keep your wallet (relatively) intact.
Try these protein-packed recipes with lentils…
Thai Green Vegetable Curry with Lentils
This warming Thai Green Curry is filled with vegetables, lentils and all the flavour you could ask for.
Warm Salad of Lentils and Vegetables
Lentils are high in fibre, high in protein, and are a complex carb which means it’s got all the good stuff. The most tantalising vegetarian salad, you’ll want to eat any time of day.
Tomato and Coriander Dahl with Basmati Rice & Greek Yoghurt
A lentil dhal is perfect for those cold nights. Indian food is always a favourite and this vegetarian dish is no different. Serve with rice or naan, or both!
Lentil And Vegetable Bobotie
A great, healthy dish that your whole family will love. This dish is so satisfying that you won’t even miss the meat!
From Homemade Hummus to Soup, is there anything chickpeas can’t do?
Parmigiana di Melanzane
A classic with a twist. This melanzane has a crunchy chickpea topping that’s filling and downright delicious!
Indian Spiced Chickpea and Courgette Burgers
This dish is great for when you want a burger, but without the meat! This aromatic chickpea burger with Indian spices is not only easy to make, but incredibly delicious too.
Healthy Homemade Hummus
Why go to the grocery store when you can whip up a delicious batch of hummus at home?
Green Pizza with Guacamole, Veggies & Chickpeas
Who ever said ‘pizza isn’t healthy’ obviously hasn’t tried this Green Pizza. Yum!
Chorizo, Bean & Tomato Soup with Crunchy Chickpeas
A hearty stew loaded with flavour, texture and nutrients.
Linguine Kale Pesto Salt-baked Beetroot and Crispy Chickpeas
Nothing, I repeat, nothing is better than pasta. Add some crispy chickpeas to the mix and it only makes pasta that much better. A flavour-filled vegetarian dish, perfect for the colder months of the year.
We’ve got black beans, cannellini beans and edamame beans, have your pick…
Creamy Coconut Sweet Potato & Bean Stew
The flavours of cannellini beans and garam masala spices come together beautifully in this comforting stew with a creamy coconut sauce.
Seared Tuna Burger with Avo & Edamame Smash & Wasabi Mayo
Say hello to your new favourite burger. The edamame smash, seared tuna and wasabi mayo combo is perfection!
Refried Black Bean Tacos
Who says tacos have to have meat in them? These refried black bean tacos will leave you full and satisfied.
Vegan Burger With Black Bean Hummus
A yummy, filling dish that takes an ordinary vegetarian meal to tasty heights. An excellent source of plant-based protein.
Black Bean & Smoky Pork Soup
This hearty black bean pork soup will surely please the tastebuds.
Black Bean Chocolate & Walnut Brownies
Bet you didn’t know black beans are so versatile. These brownies are made with black beans and almond flour, so are much healthier than regular brownies and just as tasty.
These yummy recipes prove that this underdog legume isn’t so bad after all.
Asian Tuna Fishcakes with Miso Mayo
Simple yet satisfying! These panko crumbed fishcakes are filled with tasty peas and tuna.
Tartare Crusted Grilled Hake with Mushy Peas & Onion Rings
Mushy peas never tasted so good! The hake and onion ring combo is unmatched.
Split Pea Soup with Smoked Pork
Oh so comforting and steeped with flavour! This Split Pea Soup recipe is perfect for when colder weather hits.
Pappardelle with Cauliflower Purée, Crispy Cauliflower & Peas
Cauliflower and a good serving of peas are all this pasta dish need.
Whether you’re making salad or sushi, quinoa is the way to go!
BBQ Steak Skewers With Egg Fried Quinoa & Thai Vegetables
Why have egg fried rice, when you can have egg fried quinoa? Double the nutritional value and equally delicious. This tasty lunch or dinner dish includes good-for-you ingredients and is so quick and easy to make.
Warm Quinoa Salad With Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas
Warm. Quinoa. Salad. Is your mouth watering already? The spicy citrus dressing finishes this warm salad off perfectly.
Tempura Argentinian Prawn Quinoa Sushi
Quinoa on sushi? Get outta here! Trust us, it’s amazing. Once you get the knack of making sushi, you will be addicted to making your own.
Quinoa & Prune Balls
Are you shocked to see that you can make a dessert out of quinoa? This is a healthier, more energy-boosting version of the well-loved date ball treats.
Want to learn more? Get to know Lentils — The Protein-rich, Powerhouse Legume.
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