A good source of plant-based protein, lentils make for a healthy alternative to soy. In addition to being rich in nutrients, lentils are also budget-friendly. From nutritional benefits to tips for cooking and storing, read more now to find out all you need to know to start adding these legumes to your diet today.
If you’ve never cooked with red lentils before, this is a great recipe to start with. In this easy vegetarian soup, the lentils are simmered till tender and infused with the delicious flavors of turmeric and cumin, then mixed with kale to add a pop of color. Beautiful, vibrant, and satisfying, you’ll be begging for more. Get the recipe from Foodal now.
This warm lentil salad proves that simple is often best. Fresh thyme, juicy tomatoes, and buttery Marcona almonds are sauteed in olive oil, then tossed with fiber-rich lentils and creamy goat cheese for a healthy, yet satisfying side dish or vegetarian entree. Read more now to add it to your go-to list of easy recipes!
A hearty vegetarian soup with lentils, mushrooms, and potatoes, along with a slew of other vegetables and spices. Served in a sourdough bread bowl, it’s filling and delicious. And even though it’s completely meatless, it’ll be sure to satisfy any meat lover invited to dinner. Learn how to make the recipe now on Foodal.
Bored by your usual side dishes? Swap out your typical options with this fun lentil and brown rice salad. You’ll love the meaty lentils and perfectly chewy whole grain brown rice, as well as the bold flavors from fresh cilantro, lime juice, and a savory tamarind sauce. Give your side dish a delicious makeover, and make our recipe on Foodal!
Want a nice bit of comfort food, but don’t want to eat any meat? Try our vegetarian version of shepherd’s pie, made with bountiful veggies. This warm casserole features layers of wholesome ingredients like bulgur wheat, lentils, tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. Make this healthy update on a classic dish, now on Foodal.
Craving warm, comforting foods during the colder seasons? Cozy up to a large pot of Argentine stew! This hearty vegetarian dish is full of wholesome ingredients like lentils, squash, mushrooms, and many more healthy veggies. Cook a big batch, freeze it, and enjoy it all throughout the fall and winter. Get the recipe from Foodal now!
Pulses are an important part of the legume family – the dried, edible seeds of certain species that provide us with excellent sources of protein and fiber, as well as minerals and vitamins. And growing legumes actually nourishes the soil instead of depleting it! Read all about these important dietary ingredients right here on Foodal.
After I wrote that last post, I got a fresh burst of cooking energy, no doubt thanks to all your easy-meal ideas (you guys are the best!), and so I freezer-prepped a bunch of crockpot meals, made an elaborate cake and roasted homemade fries over and over again. Then my brother was in town and, in …