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Neighbors Growing Together | Jan 18, 2017

Putting pulses on the dinner plate

Jan 05, 2017

Want to eat delicious, healthy, food—and save money at the same time. Try eating more “pulses”.

A pulse is an edible seed that grows in a pod. Beans, lentils and peas are pulses. Pulses are nutrition dynamos—inexpensive, low-fat sources of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals—that may reduce your risk for heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

Want to learn more healthy living secrets? January’s Fresh Conversations will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Mt. Pleasant Fellowship Cup, located at 203 North Jefferson St., in Mt. Pleasant, starting at 11 a.m., and will include a fun activity where participants can share their favorite December physical activity.

Trying new foods is a highlight of every Fresh Conversation’s program. Participants will sample green lentils in tacos and hummus, and learn the best ways to cook them. These recipes are a simple ways to enjoy the complimentary flavor of beans, peas and legumes.

New members are welcome and new sites are added periodically.

Fresh Conversations is a free program offered by Milestones Area Agency on Aging at their nutrition centers and designed to promote sharing and peer support. The monthly nutrition discussions, in-home exercise and food samplings can help seniors stay independent and healthy.

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