Okay, I’m fully aware that lentils aren’t the most sexy topic of conversation. And, that I could spend an equal amount of effort saying “Love Your Body!” or “Love Your Life!” or “Love Ryan Gosling!” … but the truth is, you should love your lentils. In fact, they’re what top chefs and epicureans refer to as a “Hidden Healthy Superstar”.
Did You Know?
Out of all plant-based foods, lentils contain the most folate.
Their exceptionally low glycemic index (low GI) values and resistant starch content make them suitable for a diabetic diet.
Lentils are naturally gluten-free, making them a delicious staple in a gluten-free kitchen.
They are high in complex carbohydrates, while low in fat and calories.
And… they’re delish! A staple in so many Middle Eastern, Indian and Mediterranean cuisines, lentils are progressively making a transition from side dish to star attraction. But don’t take my word for it – Chef Michael Smith, one of Canada’s most celebrated chefs (The Inn Chef, Chef at Home, Chef at Large and Chef Abroad) wants you to #LoveLentils too – and you can win BIG! (more…)