This onion, mushroom and lentil soup is a hearty French-inspired meal for the cooler months. It’s a delicious way to get a good dose of vegetables for the day. The main ingredients in this soup contain dietary fibre and other micronutrients such as vitamin D (mushrooms if irradiated), folate and non-haem iron (lentils). This recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian. It has some protein from the lentils but I’d recommend adding one or two eggs to make it more satiating.
These quinoa, lentil & beetroot vegan bowls are a tasty meal packed with plant-based protein, iron and fibre. The dressing contains lemon to provide vitamin C, which your body needs to absorb the non-haem iron. You will also get some healthy unsaturated fats from the olive oil and seeds, and calcium mainly from the tahini. These bowls taste great warm but can also be eating straight out of the fridge if you have leftovers. If you’re a vegetarian or omnivore, feel free to add or substitute part of the protein with other foods such as boiled eggs, cheese, tuna, smoked salmon or poached chicken. One final note: I have specified…