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Foodservice providers! Are you looking to add a unique, healthy twist to your establishment’s menu? Look no further than pulses. Healthy, versatile and affordable, pulses offer countless opportunities to refresh a dated menu item, add a new option or pump up side dishes with new flavours and textures.

 

Pulses and pulse ingredients can also help foodservice operators meet special dietary requirements of their customers – pulses are gluten-free, heart healthy, have a low glycemic index and are low in fat and sodium.

 

We hope the resources on this page will inspire you to create new menu options for your customers.

 

Have questions? Please contact us at foodservice@pulsecanada.com!

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Inspiring Ways to Use Pulses: “Aqua Faba” Chickpea Foam

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Adding Value with pulses: Fried Chickpeas

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Inspiring Ways to Use Pulses: Chilled Cocoa, Black Bean & Pepita Bites

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Blend & Extend With pulses: Lower Protein Costs, Higher Profits

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Baking with Pulse Flour: Banana Loaf

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Added Value With Pulses: Pickled White Beans

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Scale-up Recipes

In 2012, Pulse Canada partnered with the Saskatoon Health Region to develop a large-scale recipe manual for use in their long term care facilities.

At the outset of the project, an on-line survey of 60 dietitians working in Canadian health care foodservice institutions was completed. The information gathered during this process was used as the basis for decisions regarding types of recipes, batch and portion sizes, costing, nutritional targets for different meal categories, and main dietary or health issues (e.g. fibre, sodium).

The SHR developed 13 recipes using 50, 100, 250 and 500 batch sizes. These recipes have been tested in both long term and acute care facilities in Saskatoon. For the taste panels, participants included residents and staff (dietitians, managers, supervisors) from acute care, long term care, rural and urban health care facilities across Saskatchewan.

While these recipes were developed for long term care facilities, all are suitable for use in almost any institutional or commercial foodservice establishment.

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