Let me show you how to create a meatless meal that is simple, quick and fabulously delicious! One of the key concerns for vegan dishes is the lack of protein. Let me assure you, this palate pleaser is nutrient dense and relatively high in protein. Be sure to add this recipe to your Meatless Monday repertoire.
What You’ll Need
3 Small Granny Smith Apples (for a little variety, I sometime substitute the apples with pineapple chunks!)
Dash of Onion Salt
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Package Melissa Brand Steamed Lentils or 2 1/2 Cups Cooked Lentils
Optional: 2 Cups Steamed Brown Rice
What You’ll Do
Start by dicing green apples and shallots. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Toss in shallots and saute until translucent; next add lentils. When ingredients are heated through, stir in apples and cook for a few minutes. Hit the dish with a dash of onion salt. If desired, add in steamed rice or try it on the side with steamed or grilled zucchini. Enjoy!
Recipe makes 4 Servings. Each serving contains 240 calories, 12 grams of protein, 42 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat. If you add in the brown rice–Each serving contains 355 Calories, 14 gram of protein, 66 grams of carbs, 5 grams of fat. This dish is high in plant based protein. It’s also high in fiber (reduces risk of colon cancer), folate (prevents birth defects), iron (boosts energy) and allicin (reduces your risk of a heart attack).
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