Healthier Snacking with Pulse Foods
July 18, 2016•9 min
What are "pulse" foods and how can they be a healthy snacking alternative?A new snacking trend is pulse foods (peas, beans, chickpeas and lentils). Protein found in these foods is an affordable alternative to animal-based proteins. They have a low carbon and water footprint to grow, and they're nutritious. The U.N. declared 2016 the “Year of the Pulses” to encourage people worldwide to eat more of them for their health and the health of the planet. And low or no added sugar is starting to catch on now that the FDA has changed its labeling guidelines.Noha Waibsnaider, founder of Peeled Snacks, joins host Lisa Davis to share more about this new snacking trend, as well as the mission of Peeled Snacks: to help people feel good about snacking while still meeting their health goals.