Whether you’re WFH or at the office, one thing’s for sure: During a jam-packed workday, it’s easy for a thoughtfully prepared lunch to fall to the bottom of the priority list. But since a nutritious, high-protein midday meal can also be the difference between a spike in motivation and a 3pm slump, prepping a healthy lunch ahead of time is a strategy we should all get behind. Enter: a healthy, protein-packed recipe that doesn’t just hold up well in the fridge for several days, but actually tastes better the longer it sits.
Lentils aren’t just a tasty and convenient addition to your daily menu, by the way—they also happen to be bonafide nutrient powerhouses. In addition to being a vegan-friendly source of protein—read more about why protein matters here—just one cup of these little legumes contains 90% of our RDI for folate, an essential B-vitamin that supports brain and blood health. They’re also rich in iron (which supports blood health, energy-yielding metabolism, and more), thiamine (which also helps support energy metabolism), and potassium (which supports normal cell function). That’s not to mention a rich dose of fiber.* (1,2)
Need we say more? Catch the full recipe below.