Lentils require no soaking and cook quickly in comparison to other legumes. They are a staple in my pantry because they are versatile and flavorful, high in protein, and a great source of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber assists healthy digestion and lowers blood cholesterol.
Tahini is sesame seed butter and can usually be found near the peanut butter in the grocery store. To release more juice out of a lemon-press it with the palm of your hand and roll it around on a hard surface until it softens.
Need a super-fast, simple, nutritious and delicious meal? Try pasta and beans. Pair the meal with a tossed green salad sprinkled with raw sunflower seeds to add more protein.
Black beans are a staple in my house. They taste great, are versatile, easy to digest, and inexpensive. Nutritionally they are loaded with fiber, protein, iron, folate, and the black color is a potent antioxidant.