Loaded with protein and fiber, lentils are not only a healthy meal option–but a tasty one too! Growing up, our mom prepared lentil soup during the chilly months; however, we’ve managed to enhance their flavor with our own special recipe. With steamed lentils from Trader Joe’s and an array of vegetables, lunch is served.
Lentil & Veggie Medley
Heat 1 tablespoon of grape seed oil over medium heat. Chop carrots, red onion, zucchini, squash and bok choy and add to preheated pan. Saute vegetables and add prepared lentils. Heat thoroughly.
*If you’d like a little spice (and added nutritional value) sprinkle cayenne pepper while sauteing vegetables.
I just can’t bear to throw out leftovers…although I will admit it can be a little dull eating the same meal for a few days. I had grilled veggies in the fridge from the previous night and needed a quick lunch that would be filling and easy to prepare. I had some pappardelle egg noodles in the pantry and snipped some rosemary from the garden. Rosemary just seems to make everything better!
Grilled Veggie Encore.
Boil pappardelle noodles over medium high heat (follow package instructions). Sauté grilled vegetables with rosemary and add to the noodles. Salt to taste.