Pass the lentils – meat-free Mon­day just even got tastier

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Chick­peas, lentils, beans and peas might seem a bit dull, but they’re hands-down our new health hero. Full of pro­tein and low in fat, these ver­sa­tile pulses aren’t just a ve­gan favourite any more, as they pack a nu­tri­tional punch for just about any­one. They’re great for di­ges­tive health, boost­ing iron lev­els (pe­ri­ods, ahem) AND they count to­wards your seven-a-day. We weren’t re­ally sure what to do with that back-of-the-cup­board tin of chick­peas, or the split bag of or­ange lentils we bought in 2015 as a ‘soup base’ un­til now. Get meal plan­ning, ladies. Power Pulses (see right, DK, £16.99), con­tains 150 del­ish pulse-based recipes, from brunch to burg­ers and even desserts. The flour­less black bean brown­ies are next on our cook­ing hit list...

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