I bought these beautiful lentils a while back, but what I love about lentils is that they can wait in the pantry. I decided to make a simple lentil soup, inspired by a family friend, Grandma Billie. She is from Greece and makes every ingredient taste amazing, even if it is unfamiliar to her. She is a great “old-world” cook that I aspire to be.
The soup is simple and loveable, my younger brother, the meat eater, even went back for seconds. There is little prep (less mess) and you probably have all the ingredients on hand! The nutrition for this dish is amazing, 20% iron! and there is little to no fat, depending on your choice. Feel free to substitute other lentils, but I think you can buy these lentils in bulk for a good price.
If you are trying to watch your weight, the ideal situation would be to have your fruits washed and ready in the morning so they are an easy grab and in sight in the fridge. Many diets fail from poor planning, rather than an individual's lack of will. I hope you find these recipes simple, delicious, and in the front of your fridge!
soup: 4 6-oz servings or 6 4-oz servings
salad: 1 serving
Additional information: appropriate for Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian and Vegan diets.