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“If you are looking for a healthy lunch to pack for work, this is a fantastic option,” says Nadia Rodman, RD, director of nutrition for Curves International, Inc. “You can make a larger serving size and eat it throughout the week. Lentils are a fiber powerhouse. This dish packs 20 grams of fiber per serving! It will definitely keep you full and energized for the day.”
Lentil Salad (Makes 4 servings)
8 oz. (225 g) lentils
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
1 yellow bell pepper
1 red bell pepper
¼ cup onion
¼ cup parsley
¼ cup olives
⅓ cup feta
⅓ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1. Rinse lentils and mince garlic. Place lentils, garlic and bay leaves in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer until lentils are tender- about 30 minutes. Drain and discard bay leaves.
2. While lentils are cooking, dice bell peppers (capsicum), carrot, tomato, onion and parsley. Chop olives and place them in a bowl along with the vegetables. Add the lentils, feta and almonds.
3. Whisk vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour over lentils and toss to combine.
Nutrition information: 393 calories | 17 g fat | 4 g saturated fat | 395 mg sodium | 43 g carbohydrate | 20 g fiber | 19 g protein
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