What has less than one gram of saturated fat per serving? 16 grams of fiber (that's 63% of your daily value)? 18 grams of protein? and loads of folate and iron??? LENTILS (:
I feel like Lentils get an unnecessarily bad rap. They are truly an incredible food and definitely pack a lot of protein - 18 grams per serving in fact and that is over a third of what the average person needs daily. impressive.
AND I have a delicious soup so you can give lentil's a second try (if you were weary of them prior) and be hooked for life.
a caveat before you get going: this isn't a soupy soup - it's hardy. i am not the biggest fans of watery soups so here you go sweet hearts:
This is what you'll need for dinner for four (or in our case for two, and leftovers for lunch):
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 white onion
3 big carrots
2 cups of lentil's
1 chicken bullion cube
5 and a half cups of water
1 cup of cherry tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
a couple sprinkles of dried basil
a couple sprinkles of pepper
chop up the veggies and pour olive oil into your pot. stir it around every once in a while. Add garlic, basil, pepper. Once everything is a little sauted you should pour 5 and a half cups of water into the pot & the chicken bullion cube, then the 2 cups of lentil's. Let it sit and check on it every ten minutes or so for the next 50 minutes. And then- you're done! enjoy!!