It so happened that tonight was one of those times that we would all be eating at different times due to work and social schedules. Having the lentils ready to go helped me pull this all together by using what I had on hand. Be creative when you cook, and use foods that you love!
Chicken, Lentils and Veggies
(makes 6-8 servings)
6 large boneless chicken thighs
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
3 peppers (ass't. colors and types)
1/2 medium onion
1 and 1/2 cups cooked, pearled couscous (unseasoned)
2 cups cooked lentils
1 pound fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup organic chicken broth
sea salt/fresh cracked pepper
Prepare the lentils and couscous, then set aside. If you haven't tried lentils, please give them a shot. They're delicious in just about any dish..
Food For Thought:
A cup of lentils contains nearly 16g of fiber, more than half of the recommended daily requirement. Soluble fiber in the lentils helps with regularity and cleans the digestive tract and helps you to stay full longer.Lentils contain nearly 90 percent of the daily recommendation of folate, which helps produce new cells and is essential to iron production in the body. They also contain magnesium, which is important to muscle and nerve function, strong bones and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. Lentils are very low in sodium and may help lower the risk of high blood pressure. Lentils contain vitamin B6, which helps the body break down sugars and starches and supports functioning of the nervous system.