Every now and again, we do a girl’s night where we choose one person’s home to gather at and we all bring either a dessert or appetizer and a bottle of wine. It’s the perfect time to catch up and hear about what’s going on in everyone’s life. This time, we had a lot to celebrate: two new babies on the way and a couple of birthdays. I have to admit, these gatherings have become so infrequent these days due to the busy lives we are leading, but one thing that always remains are the good times and good laughs that we always manage to have.
This is also a great time to see who’s going to bring what and to try new things. A couple of new dishes popped up at this summer’s gathering and they deserved a good shout out! Let’s start with Katey’s Lentils!
As a Registered Dietitian, Katey is committed to making healthy meals. Not only overseeing her patient’s dietary needs, but also her growing family’s. Katey brought this flavorful and delicious lentil recipe. The lentils were Trader Joe’s Steamed Lentils – you can find these in their refrigerated section of the store. This dish was flavorful and refreshing. And I I think the possibilities are limitless with these lentils, but here’s how Katey made her dish.
- (1) Package Trader Joe's Steamed Lentils
- Diced Tomatoes
- Chopped Basil
- White Onion
- Drizzle olive oil
- Chopped fresh garlic
- Salt - to taste
- This recipe is really simple and it's one that you can add as little or as much of all the ingredients. Therefore, there are no measurements for the ingredients. You decide how much to add!
- Open bag, pour the beans in a bowl, add all of the above ingredients, and mix!
- Serve cold or hot.
- Lentils are super healthy and full of protein. They have no fat and are low in calories. And they can be added to soups and other dishes.
- If you'd prefer to make your own lentils - follow the directions on the package. Any type will do - white, yellow, or red lentils. Or mix all three! I actually made a batch of white ones for myself just to see how easy it was. I also added all of the ingredients to the beans when they were still hot so the beans would soak up the flavor of all the ingredients and then stored in the fridge overnight!
Eat it with a fork or scoop it with a chip! You can’t mess this one up! I’m even thinking I might throw these ingredients in the Vitamix and make a hummus style dip out of it!
Katey, thanks for introducing us to this healthy delicious dish!!!
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