Since pulses are being featured in this month’s recipes, here are some tips for substituting them in your favorite recipes to reduce calories and fat, and add fiber, protein, folate and iron.
TACOS: Replace ½ or all shredded pork or hamburger with cooked sprouted lentils.
LASAGNA: Replace ½ or all ricotta cheese with pureed cannellini or sprouted navy beans.
MUFFINS: Replace up to ½ of flour with sprouted garbanzo bean flour.
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES: Replace ½ or all oil with sprouted lentil puree.
BROWNIES: Replace 1 cup of flour with 16 oz. pureed sprouted black beans, cooked and drained.
SANDWICH SPREAD: Replace mayonnaise with sprouted hummus.
BANANA BREAD: Replace ½ or all butter with sprouted navy bean puree.