So in the spirit of keeping the momentum going and spreading the love about some great Trader Joes items, I bring you this post about another one of my favorite products- Trader Joes Steamed Lentils (ready to eat warm or cold). This box of vacuum packed, pre-cooked lentils is full of potential and nutritional power! A 1/2 cup serving is only 120 calories, has 0 grams of fat, a reasonable 240 mg of sodium and 9 grams of protein! In addition there are 20 grams of healthy carbs, with 2 grams of sugar and a whopping 8 grams of fiber/serving.
These lentils can be eaten right out of the package, as they are already cooked and they have a hint of seasoning, which is actually very delicious. They are great in salads, soups, wraps and I have used them in my Lentil Taco Filling, Mediterranean Rice Salad and Lentil Sausage Pasta Sauce recipes.
If you have not tried them already, grab a box of the shelf in the refrigerated section!