When you think of healthy eating, you may think that it means you will have to spend more money at the grocery store. This is not necessarily true! One great way to save money is by using lentils to swap out meat and poultry for a cheaper plant-based protein that is just as filling!
For my budget-friendly eat, I made Spaghetti Squash Noodles with Lentil Bolognese, inspired by Minimalist Baker. A healthier, lower carb version of your classic spaghetti and beef bolognese.
Minimalist Baker made this fabulous recipe for lentil bolognese and topped it over zucchini noodles. If you didn't already know, Minimalist Baker is one of my favourite food bloggers. Everything she makes is magic. I absolutely loved how she replaced ground beef with lentils for a hearty,...
If you are on Instagram, you have likely seen the trendy #MeatlessMonday, a hashtag to promote plant-based meals. Even if you are not a vegetarian, incorporating more vegetables and plant-based foods can help you eat in a healthier and more sustainable manner. Trying a meatless meal on Mondays is a great start! This recipe for veggie burgers was inspired by a video I saw on Facebook - once I saw how easy they are to make, I decided to try making my own.
While most veggie burgers use black beans as a base, this recipe uses black beans, quinoa, and lentils. Talk about triple threat! To make these burgers even easier, cook your quinoa and lentils the night before. Make extra quinoa and lentils so you have them on hand throughout the week to use in other recipes like salads, stews, and soups.
These veggie burgers are:
High in fibre
Packed with protein
Rich in iron
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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...