How can I incorporate lentils into my diet?

How can I incorporate lentils into my diet?

Add cooked lentils to quesadillas along with other fillings you enjoy. Add cooked white kidney beans to a tomato-based pasta sauce for a Mediterranean inspired meal. Toss cooked lentils into sautéed leafy greens such as spinach or Swiss chard for a healthy side dish.

Can I freeze cooked lentils?

Cooked lentils and lentil puree can be frozen and used within three months, or refrigerated for up to one week. Be sure that they are sealed tight in air-tight containers or plastic bags to prevent freezer burn.

Can I freeze cooked brown lentils?

Yes, you can freeze cooked lentils, although not all varieties are a good choice for freezing. For best results and lentils that hold their shape and texture, green lentils are the best type of lentils to use for cooking and freezing.

Can I freeze homemade lentil soup?

HOW TO STORE LENTIL SOUP AND FREEZE LENTIL SOUP: Place in an air-tight container and keep in fridge for up to 5 days. To freeze, place in a freezer-safe container and freeze. You can keep this soup in the freezer for 4-5 months.

How long is lentil soup good in fridge?

about 3 to 4 days

How do you defrost frozen lentil soup?

Thaw in a water bath. If you need to expedite the thawing process, place your bag or container in a warm water bath until soup loosens from the side of the container. Pour soup (which might still be an ice block) into a large saucepan. Heat over low/medium heat until soup thaws out completely.

Can you freeze soup in glass Mason jars?

You can freeze solids and fluids without problem in glass jars. ... You can also freeze soups, sauces, baby food, apple sauce and other fluid items directly into the jars and freeze them. However, unlike with fruit and vegetables you don't have airpockets in the jars into which the froozen food can expand.

How long is it safe to keep chicken in the freezer?

If kept frozen continuously, chicken will be safe indefinitely, so after freezing, it's not important if any package dates expire. For best quality, taste and texture, keep whole raw chicken in the freezer up to one year; parts, 9 months; and giblets or ground chicken, 3 to 4 months.