I adore lentils. They’re an inexpensive, easy addition to my vegetarian diet when I’m looking to boost my protein intake. Lentils boast a sizable 18 grams of protein per cup (boiled), making it easy to reach my daily goal of 60-65 grams.
So, how do I actually eat lentils? Oh, so many ways! Here are a few of my favorites:
- Add lentils to any broth-based soup. Last night I made a veggie mix with lentils, carrots, onions, celery, parsley, spinach and yellow tomatoes. (See photo above.)
- Use cooked, mashed lentils in place of ground beef for your favorite meatloaf recipe.
- Season cooked lentils as you would taco meat. I like to use chopped onions and a taco seasoning packet.
- Mix cooked lentils with some diced veggies (onions, carrots, celery) and mix with raw egg. Form the mixture into a patty and pan fry it in a little coconut oil to create a healthy veggie burger.
- Chill cooked lentils and add them to savory cold pasta, rice or quinoa salads.
- Mix lentils with rice to make stuffed green bell peppers. Here’s my recipe for a quick bowl-version!
How do you like to eat lentils? Tell me in the comments section below!
Until next time,