I love cooking with lentils because they are so quick and easy. This recipe can be made in the slow cooker and is “one pot cooking” and warming comfort food at it’s best. Lentils are a great source of protein, fiber and iron. The soluble fiber in lentils helps to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Lentils are also a good source of folic acid and are considered a good food for supporting fertility.
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Since being pregnant with my first child last year, I’ve become increasingly committed to ensuring our family is eating healthy, fresh food. Since then I’ve become one busy mama, so efficiency is now also incredibly important. I’m a big proponent of cooking once and eating twice, but it’s also nice to have some staple fridge clean-out meals in mind, ready to deploy when your leftovers are becoming unruly. Leftover wraps are one of my favorite solutions! The filling can be made with basically whatever’s on hand (rice, beans and veggies work great), and rolled up in cabbage, collard, kale, or any big leafy green.
It’s a drizzly cool Sunday, a good day for catching up on some neglected chores and for making soup! We love soups, they are nurturing, nourishing and simple to make. Its often a great way to use up all the left over veggies you have in your fridge. I always have a supply of lentils in the pantry. They do not need to be soaked before cooking (often the case with dried beans) and they cook up very quickly. We had this lentil soup with a salad of mixed baby greens, avocado and grapefruit, making it a filling and satisfying meal.
We understand that you are all busy and want ideas for simple lunches. As the weather gets cooler you may want to incorporate more grains, warm foods and seasonal vegetables like squash and yams into your meals. Here are 5 recipes that have just a few ingredients each and are perfect for your fall Be Well Cleanse. Enjoy!