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Lentil Coconut Curry


Lentil Coconut Curry Once again I found myself recipe-browsing over the weekend, searching for a unique, healthy, plant-based dish that I hadn't previously tried. This lentil coconut curry caught my eye for a few reasons. First of all, I love lentils. They are a true, plant-based super food. Not only do they cook quickly, but only one cup is loaded with protein (18 grams), fiber (16 grams), folic acid (90% RDI), and iron (37% RDI). They also happen to be a good source of potassium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B6. Second, I love Indian-inspired curry dishes, but especially creamy coconut curries. [...]

Lentil Coconut Curry2019-07-22T23:54:57+00:00

Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry


Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry Vibrant spices and curry paste Original recipe from Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon Sometimes we forget that herbs and spices have some of the most concentrated amounts of antioxidants and phytonutrients! This red lentil and chickpea curry from Angela Liddon personifies just how much nutrition can be in a single dish. Additionally, the chickpeas and lentils are packed with plant protein and fiber. Although her recipe is delicious as is, I like to enhance it further by adding some cubed, roasted sweet potatoes and a few handfuls of baby [...]

Red Lentil and Chickpea Curry2018-06-21T10:35:04+00:00

Nutritional Tidbits


I enjoy sharing brief nutritional facts about various foods on social media or accompanying the recipes on the Vibrant Beat. Since most of these tidbits of knowledge are educational, but not necessarily enough to warrant an entire post, I've decided to create this Nutritional Tidbit blog to share these fun facts! Check back often for updates!   Cardiovascular Benefits of Turmeric Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and many patients use this either as a supplement or food additive to treat chronic arthritic pain. Most people are not aware that there are also cardiovascular benefits. Curcumin is the polyphenol (plant [...]

Nutritional Tidbits2018-06-21T11:59:37+00:00