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Gut Health Tip: Discover Lentils!

Increase your fiber by substituting lentils in recipes that call for ground meat. If the recipe calls for one pound of ground beef, chicken, or pork, try 1/2 pound of meat and 1 cup of lentils. The lentils will absorb the flavor of the seasonings and the meat, but with the added benefit of fiber, plant protein, iron, folate, and phytochemicals (mainly carotenoids). Lentils are great on their own, too.

Andrea Sherrill, RD, shares the recipe prep for Lentil Sliders in this video. Find this, and other healthy recipes included in Med Instead of Meds.