This week’s Feature Food: Lentils

This week i’m featuring one of my personal favourites: lentils !

Lentils are a delicious part of the legume family, and are very versatile when it comes to making meals. They are easy to prepare and very nutritious as well.

Low in fat, but very high in protein (18g per serving), Iron and dietary fibre, lentils can help you feel full for longer, regulate your digestion and keep your digestive system healthy.

My favourite way to prepare lentils is as a stew. You can use a pot on the stove or prepare this in a crock pot, either way it turns out delicious. Lentils do not need to be pre soaked so they are great for those who did not plan dinner ahead of time. The recipe I use does not use specific measurements, so feel free to play around and make it your own!

What I add:

  • Lentils – about 1 serving as per the package
  • 1 tetra pak of  chicken broth (or broth of your choice)
  • Blended tomatoes- about 1 cup
  • chopped up carrots, celery, onion
  • about 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

bring to a boil and let simmer for up to 2 hours (stir throughout), then enjoy !

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Yours in health

Laura Pipher