Lentils are the littlest member of the legume family. Even if they’re small, they’re mighty, rocking many health benefits. Just 1 cup contains 18 grams protein, 15 grams fiber, and an array of minerals, particularly iron and folate.
Imagine a completely satisfying Thanksgiving meal without feeling like an overstuffed potato. It’s possible with a killer salad to help keep your meal in balance. These are our favorites.
Chances are, this Thanksgiving is going to look at little different from Thanksgivings past — so why should your sides be the same old sides, swimming in some combination of sugar and butter… or both?Here are 10 clean and delicious sides to get you inspired, from cornbread stuffing that’s gluten-free and vegan to slow cooker Brussel sprouts and cauliflower-sweet potato mash. Yes, please!
Eating lentil soup is a lot like sliding into fuzzy slippers and putting on jammies midday. It’s the food equivalent to a warm hug. Lentil soup is sometimes seen as bland, but they have a delicate earthy flavor that makes them a great canvas for bold flavors. Here’s a few suggestions on how to amp up your lentil soup game for this fall and winter.
Big batch meals are a meal prep hack that can make your wallet heavier, time in the kitchen shorter, and overall, your life way easier. And when it seems we’re all cooking more than ever (and cleaning the kitchen more than ever), cooking meals in larger portions helps make the most of your time in the kitchen.
Spaghetti squash is kind of magical. It mimics that classic pasta of childhood, but brings so many more benefits to the table than your typical plate of comforting carbs.
No more bland lettuce and dull veggies. Trader Joe’s has five, yes five, dressing that should be on your shelf or in your fridge right now. These dressings pack in the flavor along with a nutritional profile we can seriously get behind.
After a busy or stressful day you just want something that makes you feel good on the inside, like a warm hug or a meal that’s as comforting as it is nourishing. That’s why we reach for comfort food.
When you’re looking to add more grams of protein to your diet, you’re likely to grab protein powders, animal protein, like meat, chicken breast, or fish, and some plant protein alternatives, like tofu or lentils. Yet, some green veggies can actually be a great addition to your diet in terms of meeting your RDA requirements for the day.