Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mighty Lentils

In our previous cooking class, Grains and Beans, one of the beans we explored was lentils. I absolutely LOVE lentils, and for this class we specifically used French Lentils. I find them so beautiful with their blue, green, and brown earthy, life giving, vibrant colors.

I typically ask questions like "What's so great about lentils? Why should we eat them?"

Well..... Here's why we want to get lentils into our diet. They:
  • are high in protein & iron
  • contain dietary fiber
  • are low in calories
  • contain essential amino acids (eat with rice to have a complete protein source)
  • are inexpensive to purchase in bulk
They fill you up, but don't fill you out!

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