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Split Red Lentils: They Just Make Sense

You’ll wonder why you never used them before

Want an effortless, cheap, vegan protein and fibre source that cooks with no effort? Look no further than Split Red Lentils.

You can buy these in bulk at many major supermarkets, and even at your smaller ethnic food shops. Our local shop sells a 2.2kg (5lb) bag of dried split red lentils for $5 CAD.

Nutrition

To see how nutrient-packed these lentils are, let’s look at the numbers for 100g (just over half a cup).

As you can see, 100g of Split Red Lentils provides a whopping 23.9g protein, 10.8g fibre, and only 2.2g of fat. Most people lack fibre in their diet, and lentils are an easy fix. Say goodbye to cardboard alternatives like All Bran. 

How-to

Cooking Difficulty: Easy

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Simply add to a stew or soup in-progress, bring to a boil, and simmer for 20 mins. They absorb liquid, thickening stews and soups, and adding body.

With Red Split Lentils, you can make a dahl, soup, stew, curry, or whatever you can think of!

Cost

Per 100g, we paid just under 23 cents CAD. This lasts us months, since we don’t eat them every single day.

You may be able to find them even cheaper by buying in bulk, or at a locally-owned, independent ethnic foods shop.

In the end, Split Red Lentils are the best bang for your buck. They’re packed full of nutrients, easy to cook, and won’t burn a hole in your wallet.

Tasty and Thrifty!

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