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Budget-stretching foods

Try more budget-stretching pulse foods, such as lentils, chickpeas and split peas. Have you tried making split pea or lentil soup or hummus (chickpea) dip? Pulse foods are a good source of protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. For a variety of soup, salad and dip recipes, see www.ag.ndsu.edu/food/pulse-crops/publications. North Dakota and Montana are leading producers of pulse crops.

Julie Garden-Robinson, Food and Nutrition Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

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