Chili in the slow cooker



Here's another recipe with vegetables since February has been International Pulses Month since 2016! Chili is a great dish for several reasons, such as its easiness, versatility, and low cost. You can adjust this chili to your liking, do it with or without meat, or with different combinations of vegetables and legumes.

Did you know that ...

Canada is one of the world's largest producers of pulses. These plants are regenerating for our soils since they reintroduce nitrogen (N2) into the earth through their roots and require very little water. They therefore promote soil conservation and sustainable agriculture. Vegetables can be bought dry in larger quantities than when bought in cans - and for less! Contrary to what is often recommended, they do not need a long soak or cooking that takes hours. With a pressure cooker, cooking could take 15 to 40 minutes, depending on the type of legume.

Nutrition Corner

Vegetables are an excellent source of plant-based protein. Surprisingly, 100 grams of dry lentils contain 25 grams of protein! During cooking, legumes absorb a large amount of water, reducing the protein content of lentils by about 8 percent. However, by accompanying your vegetables with cereals, you can increase the quality of the protein in your meal, for example by combining lentils with rice. (1)

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FAO (2020). Natural nutritious seeds: 10 good reasons to eat vegetables.


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