- they are CHEAP!!! a 1 pound bag runs about $1.00 at your local Wal-Mart.
- a little bit goes a long way. most recipes use about 1/4 of your 1 pound bag (1 cup). that's 25 cents for the main ingredient in your meal.
- lentils are meaty. because they are so loaded with protein, in many recipes they end up tasting very meaty (but without the greasiness and fattiness that often accompany this quality).
- not only are lentils protein-rich, but they are fat-free and are a good source of fiber, too. hooray for healthy beans!
***find some great lentil recipes on allrecipes.com
thanks to wikipedia.com for the lentil photo