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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Lentils and Tomatoes

Hey everyone!! I have to admit I never tried lentils until about two years ago. I thought they were gross and yucky!!! However, on my journey to getting healthy and promising myself I would try new things, I discovered I love lentils. You can use them for lots of things which I will get into in another post or two. But, did you know that eating just one serving a week of lentils will lower your cholesterol. So if it can lower cholesterol, why do people take medication for high cholesterol. Baffle's me. It's also high in iron and other things like potassium, zinc, calcium and niacin. And is a great source of fiber and protein. 

They are so easy to cook too. Buy them dry and you will save lots of money. There are several different types but in this recipe I used brown. Here is my recipe for Lentils and Tomatoes. I love this so much I could eat it for breakfast and I have. 

You will need:
3 cups of water
1 cup of dried lentils (I used brown)
1 bay leaf (this is to help with digestive issues you might have)
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 tbsp of dried basil, fresh would be better but you will need more. Maybe about 10 - 15 leaves chopped up
1 1/2 tbsps of dried parsley
1 1/2 tbsps of minced garlic
Salt of your choice. I use pink himalayan sea salt.

Here is my video to help you cook it up. Enjoy!!!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9HpM6qTGoc

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