Food of the Month: Love Your Lentils
Care of Amy Symington
Lentils are a hearty way to fuel your body! Part of the pulse family, they’re packed with fibre, Folate, Vitamin B1, iron, protein and are brimming with essential amino acids. They come in almost every colour of the rainbow from French Green to Masoor Crimson Red and they have even more culinary uses. From lentil burgers to hearty stews, stuffed pastries to pasta sauces and succulent side salads, the delicious list goes on and on.
If all this nutrition talk doesn’t sell you, the price will. They are one of the most inexpensive and massively utilized sources of protein in the world. As a Canadian you’ll also be happy to know that we are the second highest leading producer of lentils, so why not support our nation’s bountiful gifts while simultaneously making an exceptionally healthy yet mouth-watering meal?