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COPPERFIRE952 Posts: 122
10/8/13 8:07 P

I love cooking lentils in the crockpot with some canned whole tomatoes (I can my own to keep the sodium down) with juice. Super easy - no soaking required and suprisingly yummy for only 2 ingredients!

KKIDDO Posts: 48
10/8/13 4:25 P

Hi,

Thank you! I've never had lentils. Maybe I'll pick up some this week and look in my cookbook for a recipe.


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10/7/13 4:38 P

Beans and lentils both provide fiber and protein. I like veggies as well for the same nutrients.

200calories of:
cooked beans = 15g fiber 15g protein
cooked spinach = 21g fiber 26g protein.
cooked asparagus = 18g fiber 33g protein

Many veggies are in these ranges.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 10/7/2013 (16:44)
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10/7/13 3:13 P

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KKIDDO Posts: 48
10/7/13 2:16 P

Hi....I kept struggling to get in my recommended protein amount. So, I did a lot of thinking and finally found the right additions to my meals to help me. I added some lean ground turkey to my salad along with a half cup of black beans for lunch. I wanted to keep the black beans for the fiber plus I wanted my lunch to stay with me longer. A couple of times I didn't add enough food and I was starving and reaching for the wrong things after two hours.

I'm really excited by what I'm learning here. It's really helping me take better care of myself!!



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