Cheap and rich in potassium, iron and B1. One cup has 16 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber and only 230 calories. Easy.... take 1 cup of lentils, 2 cups of water, 1 bay leaf, 1 clove of garlic. Simmer 8-10 minutes remove the bay leaf and garlic and drizzle some olive oil and ground pepper and enjoy.
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I used to hate cooking green or yellow lentils because they took so long. Red lentils are done in 20 minutes! I add onion, garlic, tomato, spinach and whatever other vegetable is in my fridge to them. I also use different Asian spices which makes them taste great. It's healthy and affordable!
Research suggests eating 1/2 cup of lentils daily gives you steadier blood sugar, because they moderate rapid fluctuations in glucose and insulin levels. Lentils are said to help reverse prediabetes in as little as a month. Other Studies have shown that people who eat a diet rich in lentils and beans are less likely to gain weight. Lentils are a good replacement for starchy foods such as pasta. Sneak them into soups and sauces. Lentils are high in protein and a good source of vitamins.
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