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Lentils are a nutritional powerhouse! They are full of protein and fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals, like potassium, folate, and iron. A half cup of cooked lentils has about 9 grams of fiber, about 32% of your daily fiber needs! Fiber is very helpful for preventing constipation, a common side effect associated with cancer. Fiber is also beneficial for improving gut health.
Wash Hands Wash hands and all cooking surfaces with soap and warm water before beginning.
Rinse Lentils In a colander, rinse lentils thoroughly.
Comine Ingredients Place lentils in a large stockpot and add the chicken stock. For vegetarian dishes, vegetable stock may also be used.
Bring to Boil Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Do not overcook the lentils, they will split and become mushy.
Drain & Store When cooked through, promptly drain lentils. Refrigerate within 2 hours. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Wash Dishes Wash dishes in hot, soapy water. Sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands.
Place unused, cooked lentils in resealable plastic bags. Lay flat and freeze. Thaw for future recipes within 2 months.
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