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November 11, 2011

Cheap Eats – Legumes Are Food AND Friends

Filed under: Food, Money, recipe, Saving, Uncategorized, Vegetables — Tags: , , , , , , , — moneysavingcookbook @ 11:38 am

Legumes are a great source of protein and have the added benefits of being tasty and extremely good for your health and your pocket. Replace one or two meat meals per week with a legume-based meal. Try red and green lentils, which have very different flavours and can be prepared in a wide variety of ways. Lentil recipes are limited by your imagination, really, as the possibilities are almost endless.

One of our favourite mid-week staples is a stew made of red lentils with salt and black pepper. It takes about 15 minutes to cook, with no prep except a quick rinse, and tastes delicious. We simply pair it with pita bread and a glass of juice. Simple, easy, healthy.

A nice Rajma curry, made with curry powder and red kidney beans, is another excellent, easy, delicious meat-free option. It;s simple to prepare and tastes so great served over white rice that you won’t even miss the meat.

We love legumes, because they are cheap, tasty, healthy and packed full of nutrients. Money-saving Cookbook approved.

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