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APPETIZERS AND SIDES
A female empowering non-diet dietitian supporting women who want to create a healthier relationship with food.
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If you want to increase your intake of plant-based protein while still being able to enjoy your favourite comfort foods, this Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese is for you! It’s a twist on the classic spaghetti dish that we all know and love, and hopefully you’ll feel the same about this recipe!
Lentils are all the rage right now! Well, at least in my eyes… and hopefully yours soon too. Although they are small, they are packed with tons of beneficial nutrients, making them pretty mighty. Did you know? 1/2 cup of boiled lentils provides significant amounts of:
Thankfully, we have a substantial amount of lentils in the recipe, which supports your overall health while tasting great!
You may remember this recipe from when I initially shared it a few years ago. Up until now, it had been called “Lentil Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash” but still included the option of using regular pasta noodles. As I slowly make my way through updating my older posts and recipes, I realize there are a lot of diet culture-y terminology that I used to include. **Dietitians are humans too and learn as we grow!** While there is nothing wrong with spaghetti squash (I still enjoy it!), I don’t want to send the message that this is healthier or superior to regular pasta. In fact, choosing whatever noodles you enjoy, have access to and know how to cook is the best option for you. The good thing about this recipe is that it’s quite versatile. You can serve it on wheat pasta, spaghetti squash, rice, quinoa, or even sloppy joe style! You get to choose your own adventure with this one.
I hope this Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese brings some comfort to your kitchen. Let me know what type of noodles you choose to serve it with. Enjoy! Don’t forget to check out some of these other comforting mains:
If you make this Vegetarian Lentil Bolognese I would love to see your comment and rating below. It also makes my day seeing your creations of my recipes on Instagram- don’t forget to tag @allnutrition.rd!