OK. You may be thinking lentils aren’t Paleo but they have a lot of nutrients that can lower cholesterol, blood sugar and weight.
Here is a nutrition breakdown of 1 cup of cooked lentils:
- 230 calories
- 18 grams protein
- 15 grams of fiber
- 3.5 grams sugar
- less than 1 gram fat
- several B-vitamins and minerals including manganese, folate, zinc and potassium.
Lentils have a nutty mild taste and are very versatile. You can have lentils as a main course with sauces or for breakfast with eggs on top or in salads.