TT: Try Lentil Chips with Salsa

Chips with chopped tomatoes, onion, olives, and dressings on the side
Chips (of some sort) and salsa-style veggies (Photo by Anthony Leong from Pexels)

Today’s Tip is about lentil chips! They are more expensive than potato or corn/tortilla chips, but once you try them with salsa you may find that they can be the perfect healthy snack: no hydrogenated/trans fats and all the health benefits of lentils, starting with fiber and ending with their cancer-fighting properties! And then if you choose a healthy salsa dip, you actually have a very healthy meal in the form of comfort food!

I’ve come to think that I focus a little too much on food in my life, but we live in difficult times and we do need this comfort, so we’d better make it nutritious and powerful enough to fight the damaging effects of various stressors, such as life challenges, pollution, or other not-so-healthy food we may be eating at times.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical or health practitioner, and no part of This Blog, or the websites and products I mention and link to on This Blog, is intended as professional medical or health advice, and should not be considered as such. Here are my Full Terms and Conditions.

Disclosure: This blog post contains some affiliate links. If you click on them and make purchases, they generate revenue for this blog at no additional cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. All affiliate links on this blog are identified as such. Here’s my Full Disclosure.

Some Health Benefits of Lentils:

Lentils contain lots of fiber and are also rich in polyphenols and other phytonutrients.

As such,

They help with digestion and the health of your colon.

They help keep your arteries and heart healthy by lowering LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol, and lowering triglycerides levels. Also by helping lower high blood pressure.

Lentils help protect against blood sugar spikes.

They are a good source of protein, iron, calcium, magnesium, and some B vitamins. This means lentils help your energy and your bones and muscles while also fighting stress, among other things.

Lentils reduce the risks of several cancers, including breast, prostate, and colon cancer.

They fight inflammation in the body.

Three Ways to Eat More Lentils:

You can easily make lentil stews. One recipe I really like calls for onion, garlic, ginger, and some turmeric, along with a bottle of tomato sauce and spices for pasta Bolognese.

Bob’s Red Mill Red Lentils, only $10.20 for 1lb 11 oz/765 grams
(affiliate image link)

You can make pasta with lentil pasta. It’s what I do now that I can’t eat gluten anymore.

Red lentil gluten-free spaghetti from Whole Foods
Whole Foods red lentil spaghetti, gluten-free, only $3.19 per 8 oz (affiliate image link)

AND you can eat lentil chips!

Healthy lentil chips from The Daily Crave
Lentil chips from The Daily Crave,
no artificial flavors, no trans fats
Pack of 8, $3.53 per bag
(affiliate image link)

To a happier, healthier life,

Mira

P.S. Pins and shares are much appreciated! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s