Loaded with a variety of vegetables, this lentil bowl is paired with a delicious maple tahini dressing that is perfect for a simple, yet nutritious meal.
Tahini is the star of this recipe. Not only does it bring the flavor factor, but also a lot of nutritional value!
If you're not familiar with tahini, it's a spice made from toasted, ground, peeled sesame seeds. It has a nutty taste that makes it great for dressings, smoothies, and desserts!
It's high in essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron, calcium, B vitamins, and vitamin E. It's also a great source of vegetable protein.
Lentils are some of my favorite plant-based proteins – one cup of lentils has 18g of protein! They are versatile, affordable, and delicious.
Tahini is also full of protein and contains more than most nuts, leaving you feeling full and nourished for the rest of the day.
Vitamins & Minerals
This nourish bowl contains important vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, folic acid, copper, phosphorus, iron and calcium – to name a few!
What Makes a Basic Five Nutritious Meal?
A basic five nutritious meal contains all five elements of a balanced meal: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the flavor factor.
Our five basic nutritional meals are smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or breakfast bowls, nutrient bowls, salads, soups, stews and much more.
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