1. We know, National Pizza Week was two weeks ago – but this baby will have you burning fat all year round! We love how nontraditional this pizza is, with lentils in lieu of sauce and toppings such as sweet potatoes, curry powder and ginger!
2. Meaty lentils make a wonderful substitute for the typical ground beef or pork found in hearty, slow-simmered Bolognese. We also speed up the process a bit – ours is ready in just over an hour!
See the Pasta Lentil Bolognese recipe.
3. Lentils aren’t the only elements that make this Indian rice dish a winner! While the pulses are a plus, especially for our figures, we’re also keen on the 15 minutes it takes to make.
4. This 30-minute meal, a hearty vegetarian stew to stave off winter chills, boasts 2 cups of lentils for a whopping 9 grams of fiber per serving (and a mere 2 grams of fat!).
See the Lentil & Sweet Potato Stew recipe.