I recently had the opportunity to attend a cooking workshop for Registered Dietitians hosted by Canadian Lentils for Nutrition Month. It was great to spend the morning learning about and cooking with lentils.
Learning lentil recipes with Christine Farkas at Cirillo's Culinary Academy.
When most people think about lentils, they often think about lentil soup or daal. While I love my daal, this workshop introduced me to many unique ways to incorporate lentils into my diet.
Split red, whole green, beluga, and French greens. Which lentils have you tried and which are your favourite? I love split red lentils!
Nutritiously speaking, lentils are a great source of protein making it a good addition to your #MeatlessMonday. Some highlights are:
High in fibre
Low glycemic index (great for blood sugar control)
Good source of potassium, iron, manganese, and folate
Cooking lentils is as simple as 1-2-3. No overnight soaking required, just rinse, simmer, and serve! Clic...
Energy balls are popping up everywhere. They are the perfect size to take on the go, taste great, and are packed with lots of nutrients. I have even seen energy balls sold individually at some health food stores, but they can get pricey if you want to buy many for the week.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am a dessert-loving dietitian, so I always need to have something sweet to satisfy my cravings. These coconut date balls not only satisfy my sweet tooth but are good for me too! The best part about these coconut date balls is that they are quick and easy to make. I usually make these on Sunday during my #mealprep to last me throughout the week.
Here's a quick video to show you exactly how to make them: