Lentils are a fantastic fiber-rich source of protein. Like beans, they're also low in fat, so a great choice for anyone trying to manage their blood sugars or keep their heart healthy.
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Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your lentil salad with quinoa for a filling lunch. Some chilled honeydew would make a nice dessert.
75%water-fiber foods – lentils, olives, bell peppers, garlic, parsley, quinoa, honeydew
25% foods – dressing
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your jerk lentils with brown rice, roasted Brussels sprouts and avocado slices.
75% water-fiber foods – onion, bell peppers, ginger, diced tomatoes, garlic, lentils, brown rice, Brussels sprouts, avocado
25% foods – maple syrup
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your mujadara with this vegetable sauté for a dinner that's packed with fiber.
75% water-fiber foods – lentils, brown rice, onions, sautéed vegetables
25% foods – oil, sour cream
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve two lentil tacos with an avocado corn salad and fresh mango for a 75% meal.
75% water-fiber foods – lentils, lettuce, onions, peppers, tomatoes, avocado, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, mango
25% foods – tortillas
Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your lentil bolognese over whole wheat pasta with a side of steamed broccoli and a cup of berries for dessert. .
75% water-fiber foods – lentils, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, berries
25% foods – whole wheat pasta
👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains.
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