It must say something about my weekend activities that come each Monday, I am always on the hunt for a healthy meal. Today is no exception as I post a roundup of 8 Ways for Lentils on Meatless Monday.
For those of you unfamiliar with this legume, here a few fun facts. Lentils grow in pods like beans and peas. Vegetarians find them a healthy substitute for meat because they are high in protein and fiber and low in fat. They are also packed with folate, iron, phosphorus and fiber. You’ll find them in three varieties, brown, green and red, and these days are carried at most grocery stores.
Lentil Mango Picadillo via Eats Well with Others is a riff on a traditional Latin American dish. Most would find it similar to hash and the flavors will have your taste buds singing in no time.
I have to include my creamy lentil stew with corn muffins. Even though summer threatens to be around the corner. This one is a no brainer for those final chilly nights.
Dumplings in any way shape or form are winners in my house and these lentil dumplings from Ocado would be delicious with my yogurt tzatziki sauce. Served with a side salad and you’ve got a nice, light supper. They’d also be fun cocktail bites.
Warm weather calls for salads and this interesting combo of lentils, feta walnuts and grapes will be wonderful for summer picnics. (via Rachel Cooks)
Get ready all you gluten free readers. Here is a recipe from Natural Noshing for lentil flatbread, and yes, it’s great on its own, and even better with something yummy on top.
You’ll be on a healthy roll with these crunchy lentil vegetable nori rolls. I can’t wait to try these from Food Fitness Fresh Air.
This recipe for Lentil Vegetable Quiche is one to tuck away. I think it will be a forgiving one that can handle leftover substitutions. Healthy Home Cooking is giving us a quiche recipe to let our cooking creativity shine.
Chocolate Lentil Brownies. You heard it here! I have a feeling this recipe will be met with as much enthusiasm as my avocado chocolate pudding. So, it leaves me no choice but to be a tad sneaky and let the brownies speak for themselves without announcing the ingredients beforehand. If they are half as good as they look, the Yummy Mummy Club will have another fan on her hands.
Did I entice you to try lentils in a different way?