15 Jul Super salads with lentils
I like a fresh salad as much as the next person, but it gets bonus points if it has staying power. By this I mean a hefty dose of hunger-busting protein. Cue lentils. A Canadian superfood, the protein and fibre in lentils will elevate any salad to ensure that you’re not hungry within the hour. If you’re hungry to learn more about lentils, you may want to read about the 15 reasons to love lentils or visit Canadian Lentils for more delicious inspiration. (Disclosure: I’m doing some media work for Canadian Lentils.)
Mason jar salads are still trendy and can be a great make-ahead lunch option. They will last 4-5 days in your fridge as long at you layer them properly. Place the dressing at the bottom, then heartier vegetables (like carrots, cabbage, whole grape tomatoes, beans, snap peas), add a middle layer of whole grains (barley, brown rice or quinoa), then delicate leafy greens at the top. Tip: Use wide-mouth jars, which are easier to fill and empty.
Have you made mason jar salads? What are your favourite combinations?