Using the PC #GuidingStarsCA program is really helping me make healthier choices for my family. I love trying new foods, and making them taste good and healthy is my ultimate goal.
I’m learning how to be more aware when I shop, looking for the stars to guide me. I’m still not perfect Full disclosure, I dropped from four stars to three last week because we were buying food for a family reunion, and well, we just couldn’t resist some of the treats and pre-packaged foods that are convenient, but not particularly healthy!
But, the reunion is over, and I’m getting back on track.
As a PCPlus member, I have access to the amazing #GuidingStarsCA website. They have a food finder that lets you search out nutritional information on thousands of food items.
As you can see, red lentils are a power food – with over 12 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, they are a great choice.
Red lentils are amazingly versatile and I always keep them on hand. They are also really a great budget worthy protein option for your family.
This is a delicious recipe for Red Lentil Pate, adapted from the Natural Gourmet by Annemarie Colbin. This is a pantry staples recipe, with basic ingredients so you can make this anytime.
It works well warmed and sliced as a main protein, as a spread on crackers or tucked into a pita or wrap. And it freezes well.
Here is one of my favourite ways to eat this, with cooked barley, and chopped veggies. Really great and very healthy!
I am really learning a lot about how to stay on track with great food choices with the #GuidingStarsCA program. I recommend it to all my friends, as a great way to make shopping fun again!