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12 Easy And Healthy Lentil Recipes That Will Make You Forget About Meat!
If you want some more fiber, protein and deliciousness in your life – try these lentil recipes. Lentils can help you lose weight, improve your digestion and prevent cardiovascular disease. So, don’t hesitate and give these quick and easy healthy lentil recipes a try this week!
Lentils are probably one of my favorite foods. Sure, like everyone else, I get some “flatulence” when I eat too many of them, but I’m not even trying to hide it. I’m proud of everything lentils make me do. These tiny round health bombs taste amazing, are super cheap, nutrient-dense and low in calories. And they don’t need much to be awesome. Add some onion, garlic and some spices and in about 20 minutes you will forget why you even eat meat.
Reasons To Love Lentils
- they might help you lose weight, because they’re satiating (high in protein and fiber) and low in calories
- keep your blood sugar stable
- provide a great amount of folate, iron, fiber and protein
- lower cholesterol
- prevent constipation
- easy to prepare
- cook quicker than beans, chickpeas and other legumes
- are very versatile
- taste amazing
So if you’re looking for a quick healthy dinner recipe – try these healthy lentil recipes. It won’t take you more than 30 min if you’re well organized!
12 Easy and Healthy Lentil Recipes
1. Simple One-Pot Lentils
This lentil recipe is so simple, I didn’t even know what to name it. You almost don’t need to do anything. Just put the lentils with the other ingredients to cook in a pot and in 20 minutes you’ve got yourself a healthy, comforting dinner. Recipe is here.
2. Evolved Lentil Wraps
Now, these wraps…I mean they’re probably my most famous recipe. And there’s a reason for it. It’s because they’re amazing. Made with lentils, fresh herbs and vegetables + a garlic sauce – this is all I’ve ever been asking for. The recipe is here.
3. Bulgur, Red Lentil & Butternut Squash Skillet
This is a one pan, super easy, lentil and bulgur “risotto” recipe that is flavorful and tasty. For me – a perfect dinner. It’s also high-fiber, high-protein and rich in iron. You can find the delicious recipe here.
4. Mini Pitas With Spicy Lentils
These vegan mini pitas with spicy turmeric lentils and vegan cream cheese are just one of the many recipes I made with my turmeric lentils. Very simple, delicious and easy. You can find this tasty lentil recipe here.
5. Broccoli and Red Lentil Detox Soup
This is a spicy, flavorful and easy detox soup with red lentils and broccoli. It takes about 20 minutes to make and just one pot and a hand blender. The recipe is here.
6. Lentil Curry Recipe
This easy lentil coconut curry recipe is one of my favorite vegan recipes ever! It’s delicious, super healthy and cooks in one pan in very short time. Recipe here.
7. 6-Ingredient Lentils
These 6-ingredients easy lentils are perfect for wraps, on a toast and can be eaten with some salad and avocado! You can find this easy and tasty lentil recipe here.
8. Lentil Wraps 3.0.
Another healthy lentil wrap recipe! This time the lentils are cooked differently, but come again with some salad and garlicky sauce! So very tasty and quite easy! Recipe here.
9. Red Lentil, Spinach and Bulgur Soup
Warming and satisfying lentil soup recipe, perfect for cold weather. The recipe is here.
10. Lentil Bolognese Sauce
For a vegan, tofu-free bolognese, try this version with lentils and mushrooms. Sounds weird, but it’s very good. Recipe here.
11. Vegan Potato Lentil Salad
A healthy plant-based sandwich salad with a lot of flavor. The sauce is made with something like a lentil hummus. This salad is great on toast, in a wrap and even just like this. Recipe is here.
12. Lentil Curry Soup Recipe
This soup is incredible! Red lentils and rice are cooked in a coconut curry broth – spicy, sweet and full of flavor. Recipe here.
I hope you enjoy these recipes, let me know if you try one – I’d love to have your feedback!
This post was originally published on Oct 12th 2017.
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