Today marks World Pulses Day! World Pulses Day was first established in 2019 by the United Nations General Assembly following the success of the International Year of Pulses back in 2016. The day was proclaimed to raise awareness about the nutritional and sustainability benefits of pulses such as their low fat and high fibre content, their water efficiency and their smaller carbon footprint.
However, we know it can sometimes be difficult to get kids to enjoy eating some of these pulses, and it’s even more tough to get the cherubs excited to cook with pulses. So how can we start using pulses in practical Food Technology lessons? Here are four pulses that are easy to incorporate into common, existing recipes which will get our kids loving pulses.