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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 8 grams of fiber. Fiber is very helpful for preventing constipation, a common side effect associated with MS. Fiber is also beneficial for improving gut health.
Rinse Lentils In a colander, rinse lentils thoroughly.
Combine 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. Use in future recipes.
• Place unused, cooked lentils in resealable plastic bags. Lay flat and freeze. Thaw for future recipes within 3-4 months.
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