In our previous cooking class, Grains and Beans, one of the beans we explored was lentils. I absolutely LOVE lentils, and for this class we specifically used French Lentils. I find them so beautiful with their blue, green, and brown earthy, life giving, vibrant colors.
I typically ask questions like “What’s so great about lentils? Why should we eat them?”
Well….. Here’s why we want to get lentils into our diet. They:
- are high in protein & iron
- contain dietary fiber
- are low in calories
- contain essential amino acids (eat with rice to have a complete protein source)
- are inexpensive to purchase in bulk
They fill you up, but don’t fill you out!