Lentils – healthy and easy to make.

Believe it or not, lentils are easy to make, and they are healthy.    Lentils make a great side dish, or even a main dish.  Best of all they are inexpensive to make, and they are ready in about 30 minutes, so you can make these for dinner, and you don’t have to slave away all evening to prepare dinner for these.  We used chicken stock to cook our lentils in, you could use plain water, or even vegetable stock if you wanted a vegetarian variety.


Lentils – healthy and easy to make

Lentils healthy and easy to make.

Learn how to make lentils, they are a healthy side dish.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lentils
Servings: 4
Calories: 356kcal


  • 8 ounces Lentils
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Chop onion, carrots, and celery finely, put in a medium sized pot and saute in butter until browned. You may want to add some salt at this point to help the vegetables to sweat. Add bay leaves and season vegetable mixture with salt and pepper. Add chicken stock and lentils cook on low - medium heat until the the lentils are done, this took about 20-25 minutes.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5630IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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