I Love Lentils

I LOVE LENTILS

Recently, in exploring high energy foods with a client, and looking for something new she might experiment with, we landed on lentils. I love my lentils. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious. I have been enjoying them in soups, stews and curries all winter and spring, but with the arrival of warmer weather, I am broadening my repertoire.

Lentils are…

  • High in protein
  • High in magnesium, potassium, folate, iron….
  • A good source of dietary fibre
  • Low in calories

 

Lentils can…

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Improve heart health
  • Aid digestion
  • Stabilize blood sugar
  • Increase energy
  • Help with weight loss

 

Did I mention that they are delicious? One thing I love to do in summer is dip: vegetables, good bread, crackers…. Here are a couple of wonderful recipes I have found. Enjoy!

Curried Lentil Dip
Lentil Hummus

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