9 Flavorful, Fat-Burning Lentil Recipes - Clean Eating Magazine

9 Flavorful, Fat-Burning Lentil Recipes

Due to popular demand for our fat-burning lentil recipes, we've rounded up nine more of our favorites. Not only are they budget-friendly and delicious, lentils are an excellent source of fiber and protein that rev up your metabolism and keep you feeling full. These recipes are sure to become staples in your house.
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Vegetarian shepherd's pie recipe

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

1. Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie

This classic English staple, which is often loaded with calories, fat and sodium, gets a makeover by swapping out the ground beef for protein-rich lentils and tasty broccoli.

Get the full Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie recipe.

Berbere Chicken & Lentils Recipe

Berbere Chicken & Lentils

2. Berbere Chicken & Lentils

This Ethiopian-inspired recipe combines chicken, green beans and lentils in one dish for a flavorful meal. Serve with injera (Ethiopian flatbread).

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Corn & Red Lentil Soup Recipe with Goat Cheese Croutons Recipe

Corn & Red Lentil Soup with Goat Cheese Croutons

3. Corn & Red Lentil Soup with Goat Cheese Croutons

Crispy, creamy croutons add a satisfying crunch to this veggie and fiber packed soup.

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Indian Lentil Burgers with Mango Chutney Recipe

Indian Lentil Burgers with Mango Chutney

4. Indian Lentil Burgers with Mango Chutney

You won't miss meat in this spicy and satisfying lentil burger that gets a sweet touch from homemade mango chutney.

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Citrus-Glazed Salmon with Lentils & Golden Beets Recipe

Citrus-Glazed Salmon with Lentils & Golden Beets

5. Citrus-Glazed Salmon with Lentils & Golden Beets

This is an ideal way to prepare salmon – cooked slowly surrounded by a moist heat. Lentils and beets can be left to cook all day, while the salmon takes only 25 “walk away” minutes once you get home.

Get the full Citrus-Glazed Salmon with Lentils & Golden Beets recipe.

Indian Red Lentils with Rice & Hard-Boiled Eggs Recipe

Indian Red Lentils with Rice & Hard-Boiled Eggs

6. Indian Red Lentils with Rice & Hard-Boiled Eggs

Red lentils combined with rice make for a hearty meal filled with fat-burning fiber, protein, sweet and spicy veggies, and warming spices. This Indian classic is even more than the sum of its parts.

Get the full Indian Red Lentils with Rice & Hard-Boiled Eggs recipe.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Lemony Lentil Salad Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash & Lemony Lentil Salad

7. Roasted Butternut Squash & Lemony Lentil Salad

Lentils and butternut squash make for a satisfying and colorful salad with a lemony kick, perfect as a side or a lighter main dish.

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Lemon Shallot Rubbed Scallops with Lentils & Currant Compote recipe

Lemon Shallot Rubbed Scallops with Lentils & Currant Compote

8. Lemon Shallot Rubbed Scallops with Lentils & Currant Compote

Zesty lemon and pungent shallot infuse every element of this dish – the lentils, scallops and vibrant compote.

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Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers recipe

Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers

9. Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers

In our ultimate energizing lunch or dinner bowl, protein- and fiber-packed spiced lentils are tossed with tender butternut squash and topped with a gorgeous pile of antioxidant-rich kale and bell peppers.

Get the full Curried Lentil & Squash Bowl with Kale & Peppers recipe.