Lentils with sausage and green beans

One of the challenges of working in a mall and in retail is maintaining healthy eating habits. Let’s face it, mall food courts offer little to no truly healthy options, and preparing good meal for lunches in advance is time consuming (which should be no excuse) and sometimes it just seems easier  to grab something at work.

Thank God for lentils! These little guys are fast, easy, and most importantly, full of good-for-you stuff.  To quote Whfoods.org

Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein-all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up–not out.

Lentils make the perfect on the go lunch and provide the perfect fuel for those of us who are on our feet most of the day. Give them a shot, you wont regret it.