Mediterranean Lentil Salad by Noel Ugarte, MS, RD | Registered DieticianThis salad packs a punch when it comes to heart health. Lentils are high in potassium which counters the bad effects of salt and lowers blood pressure. Bonus, just 1/2 cup of lentils contains almost one-third of the recommended daily fiber intake.Pumpkin and Lentil SaladPumpkin is oftentimes paired with sweet ingredients. Not for this recipe - we're keepin' it savory! This salad is bursting with healthful goodness, packed with antioxidants, tons of fiber and plenty of protein to keep you full longer. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla SoupCooler temps means tasty yummy soups such as this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup. It is so delicious and nutritious, not to mention it'll warm you right up. This hearty soup channels the flavors of tortilla soup with the added bonus of legumes which are packed with fiber and protein. It's a sure hit in any home! Red Lentil SalsaThe next time you're making salsa, be sure to use this recipe because it's packed with iron, folate and is an excellent source of protein. Add some chips or serve on top of your favorite piece of poached fish for a complete meal. Fall Lentil Soup by Rhyan Geiger, RDNThis Fall Lentil Soup is not only perfect for colder weather, but it's packed with healthful nutrients including pumpkin! Both easy to make and a vegan recipe, this soup is budget friendly and super simple to make. Pair with a piece of fresh crusty bread and you're set. Healthful Lentil SoupSo, this kitchen contraption known as a pressure cooker has become a pretty popular thing these days. It makes food super-fast, which is great when you are always on the run. It’s also perfect for that one recipe that would normally take 7-8 hours to cook, but you just don’t have that time and still crave the meal. Lentil soup is perfect this time of year. It’s warm and goes great with a side of cornbread, your favorite breadsticks or just by itself. Did you know lentils are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber? Not only do they help lower cholesterol levels, they help manage blood-sugar disorders due to the high fiber content. Fiber helps prevent your blood sugar levels from rising after a meal. Lentils are also packed with protein, iron and B vitamins. This is a must make-recipe so let’s get started.
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