Madras Lentils – with a Boost

On nights when you’re late at the office, have to drive kids to soccer practice and piano lessons, and need to drive the dog to the vet, the last thing you’re thinking of is coming home to whip up a nutritious meal!  We have too many nights like these, so even if I’ve planned a menu out for the week and anticipate creating a wonderful dinner each and every night – there is always a hiccup in my plans somewhere.  That is why I ALWAYS stock my pantry and fridge with these three items:

Tasty Bite Madras Lentils (with 5g fiber, 7 g protein and only 150 calories in a serving – this is a perfect meatless meal option!)

Organic Baby Spinach (chock full of vitamins A, K and C, folate, potassium and iron)

Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods frozen pre-cooked brown rice (great source of fiber)

Three items.  Five total minutes.  Delicious and nutritious when homemade just won’t happen.

How to prepare:

1.  Tear microwave-safe Tasty Bite container 1″.  Heat in microwave on high 1 minute.  Set aside.

2.  Place two large handfuls of spinach into a soup bowl.  Microwave on high 30 seconds, or until just wilted.

3.  Microwave brown rice in pouch provided for 3 minutes.

4.  Spoon 1/2 cup brown rice over top wilted spinach, then pour Madras Lentils (either half (1 serving) or whole (2 servings) packet) over rice and spinach.  Serve immediately.

Both my boys and husband LOVE this dish!  Top with cheddar or feta cheese if desired.  Enjoy and never say you can’t have a healthy and quick meal again :)

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