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Protein is a necessary diet staple—you can’t live without it. Most people assume that the best source of protein is meat, but there are lots of varied ways that you can get this vital piece of nutrition. One of the best? The class of legumes called lentils.

There are lots of different types of lentils, but cooking well with them involves just a few key preparation steps, including rinsing and avoiding cast iron or aluminium pans. What you get is the third highest source of protein as well as an excellent source of other nutrients such as fibre and potassium.

Maybe you’ve tried lentils and didn’t care for their texture or taste. That’s OK because there are lots of ways to prepare this delicious, nutritious food. Toast them and add them to homemade bars, for example. Mix up in a salad. Puree for a thicker soup. Make it patties, or use them in tacos. While you’re at it, you’ll be able to try more and more varieties of lentils.

Looking forward to getting more protein from this excellent source? Use this graphic to get started on adding lentils to your diet.

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Source: Fix.com Blog

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kate-morin-thumbKate Morin is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for food. After being diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010, she developed a strong interest in health, and has been merging these two passions through her work ever since.

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Nat comes from a background of cycling and fitness. After eating a regular diet for most of his life, he came accross the vegan lifestyle 3 years ago and has never looked back. Nat considers himself an animal activist, environmentalist and keen cyclist, while promoting the vegan lifestyle along the way. He's now a registered personal trainer, gym instructor and currently working his way towards a Sport, Fitness and Coaching degree.

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