With our family size, I am always looking for economical meals. That is why I love recipes which include dried beans and, since lentils are a part of the legume family, they are a great addition to any menu.
Lentils are a good source of protein, iron, phosphorus, copper, vitamin B1, as well as, a very good source of fiber, iron and manganese. According to Wikipedia, they have the third highest level of protein of any other legume or nut. They are a nutritional powerhouse!
When I had the opportunity to guest post over at my friend Robin’s blog, Thank Your Body, I shared the recipe for Lentil Soup – Middle Eastern Style which is not only nutritious but also economical. If, that is, you properly prepare your lentils!
So, to find out more about properly preparing your lentils and a great recipe, go to Lentil Soup – Middle Eastern Style.
This post is part of: Make Your Own Monday, Creative Juice, Thursday Treasures, Full Plate Thursday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Tasty Thursday, Transformation Thursday, Fight Back Friday, Fresh Bites Friday, Gluten Free Friday