Lentils are an excellent source of plant protein, and do contain all of the essential amino acids that our bodies need. And because they are rich in dietary fiber and folate, they are an excellent choice for heart health. These legumes are also rich in copper and manganese, both of which support our antioxidant defense support system. This recipe uses dry green lentils, which are very easy to cook. They don’t require any soaking, and are very inexpensive compared to animal protein sources. Check in your store’s bulk section to only buy what you need.