TASTY, HEALTHY LENTILS
Though small, lentils pack a nutritional punch. They’re rich in plant-based protein, folate, and fiber. They’re packed with potassium, iron, and magnesium. They’re also low in fat.
Lentils belong to the family of veggies called legumes, along with dried peas and beans. Unlike many dried beans, lentils don’t need to soak or cook for a long time before they’re tender. They cook in about 20 minutes. That makes them a great pantry staple and a nice option for weeknight meals.
Here are a few ways to add lentils to your healthy eating plan:
• Add to soups, stews, and casseroles.
• Puree for a healthy spread or dip.
• Swap for red meat in chili and tacos.
• Use as a base for a cold salad.
• Sautee with your favorite veggies for a savory side dish.
Add lentils to your grocery list and look for some tasty recipes to try.
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