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Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Lentils with Salsa for Breakfast

Yes Lentils with Salsa for Breakfast sounds good to me. I love eating lentils no matter the time of day.  I even add some garbanzo beans along with some ground up flaxseed and apple cider vinegar.  Ok I know this doesn't sound like the typical breakfast eaten in the North American diet but it pleases me and my body to eat dish cold for my first meal of the day.

Hot oatmeal or even Red River Cereal (cracked wheat) was a staple at home during the winter months.  During the hot days, we would all pile on the healthier cold cereals (if there is such a thing as healthy prepackaged cereal) in a bowl with milk, or maybe enjoy some toast with jam.  Nowadays, although breakfast in our home varies depending on who is having it, you will find raw oatmeal available with fresh or thawed fruit along with raisins or dates along with almond milk; hard boiled eggs, eggs prepared in the cast iron pan, green smoothies or an 'all veggie smoothie'.  Lately though I find can start my day much better with legumes. Lentils are rich in protein and in cholesterol lowering fiber.  My blood sugar is easily regulated with no ups and downs since lentils have a special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders due to their high fiber content which prevents blood sugar levels from rising quickly after eating.  My energy levels will last much longer eating a bowl of cold cooked Lentils with homemade salsa.

Chart from WHFoods.org

Now I know I'm not the only one who eats a similar breakfast.  So if you're one these people, I'd love if you'd share with Pebble Crossing's readers.

Blessings ~ Pebble Crossing

And take wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils, and millet, and spelt. 
And you shall put them into one vessel, and make bread of them. 
You shall eat it, as many days as you lie on your side, three hundred and ninety days.
Yehezkel/Ezekiel 4:9

This post has been shared with Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet


  1. Shalom Carmen,
    Looks good! Keep our family in your prayers!

  2. Yum! I love lentils for almost every meal.. Lentils and fried eggs make a delicious breakfast!

  3. Mm, homemade salsa. Please share a recipe with us. :). I admit I would never think of putting lentils and salsa together (or lentils and fried eggs for that matter!) I will have to try both. We love salsa. My kiddos and I love lentils; I haven't sold my husband on it yet, but then we do love a good salsa. :).

  4. Suzanne and I were just saying lentils and eggs sound good. We do eat lentils around here and everyone enjoys them.


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