After a bit of a chocolate glut at Easter, I’ve been craving healthier meals again, particularly light but filling lunches.
At the moment, my food of choice is a dish of lentils. I love its simplicity and nutty taste, the frugality and the way it works with a host of different flavours.
Lentils are a great superfood. They contain lots of protein to keep you going plus heaps of fibre, meaning that they rank quite low on the glycaemic index (GI), help regulate blood sugar and, crucially, will keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Plus unlike other pulses, they’re a joy to prepare – they don’t need soaking and only take 20 minutes to cook, so you can easily have a wholesome meal on the table within half an hour.
Pack them in a plastic container to take to work or for a sandwich-free picnic.Just don’t forget a fork.
Here are my three ideas for simple lunchbox lentils – though they also make a speedy and satisfying dinner.