Give Peas a Chance

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Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating recommends eating meat alternatives such as peas, beans and lentils on a regular basis.

A 175 ml serving of hummus (mashed chickpeas) or canned navy beans equals one serving. Legumes have double the protein of grain products, but unlike meat products, they are low in fat and contain no cholesterol. Legumes are also loaded with iron, folate, potassium and magnesium. Widely used in cultures outside of North America, omnivores are discovering they’re not just for vegetarians anymore. So make a bean salad, add some to your soup or try some roasted soy nuts today!

Published in March 2011.

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