Boost your lunchbox with these protein-packed bean recipes that are fit for a grownup desk lunch and exciting enough for a school lunchroom.
These recipes from Pulses are packed with nutrients and are easy to prepare. Pulses, better known as chickpeas, lentils, dry peas and beans, are tiny nutrient-filled powerhouses are delicious and keep us fueled all day long. Plus, they’re high in protein and fiber and are super affordable. Just a half of a cup of pulses at least three times a week can really boost your nutrient intake.
Mediterranean Lentil Salad
Served warm or cold, on a bed of greens, in a wrap or on its own, this lentil salad delicious any way you serve it. See the recipe.
White Bean Tuna Sandwich
Take your tuna salad to a whole new level. See the recipe.
Grilled Zucchini, White Bean, Tomato and Tortellini Pasta Salad
Make this winner for dinner and be sure to make enough so you have leftovers for lunch the next day. See the recipe.
Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with Garlic Roasted Chickpeas
Swap out the usual croutons for this vegan and gluten free recipe. See the recipe.
Black Bean Enchilada Soup
Make a big batch of this hearty soup early in the week and you are set to pack lunches in just one container that is microwave-safe. See the recipe.
Thai Lettuce Cups with Green Split Peas
Spice up your plain lentils with these fun lettuce cups that are a perfect packed lunch. See the recipe.
Southwest Guacamole Hummus
The next time your grain bowl, sandwich or wrap needs a boost of flavor, add a dollop of this fun hummus. See the recipe.
Pinto Bean and Cheese Freezer Burritos
Take a weekend afternoon to make a big batch of burritos and store them in your freezer for lunch on-the-go. See the recipe.
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