Every LeafSide meal provides on average 10 or more serving units from Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen food groups — the highest standard in evidence-based WFPB (whole food plant-based) nutrition. Just add water to enjoy all the benefits, without the work.
Lentil Tomato Pasta Savory-Bowl
Dig into this robust, saucy bowl of pasta and beans for a mouth-watering meal full of classic Italian flavors! 🍝😋 Rich tomatoes and mushrooms team up with “meaty” lentils, sweet red bell peppers, leafy spinach, and bits of broccoli to create a nourishing feast you’ll want to enjoy again and again. 🍅🍄 It’s pasta just like Grandma used to make — with a whole food plant-based twist. 🌱
- Swapping traditional refined pasta for chickpea penne gives this bowl an impressive 30 grams of protein — over half your basic daily requirement! 😮 And with 25 grams of fiber, you’ll get close to hitting the RDA in just one meal. 🌾
- Hearty tomatoes and sweet bell peppers 🍅🌶️ are tasty sources of vitamin C that boost the absorption of iron from legumes and other foods. Higher iron absorption means more myoglobin — a protein that brings oxygen to your muscles so that you can stay active for longer. 🏋🏻♂️
- Nourishing lentils and beans meet full-bodied mushroom flavor in a fiber-packed combination that’s fantastic for your gut. 🦠🍄 Powerful mushroom prebiotics like glucans, galactans, and chitin can increase microbial diversity and boost beneficial bacteria while smacking down the bad guys. 🦸♂️ All those good bacteria love to chow down on resistant starch from beans and turn it into short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that strengthen your gut and keep it healthy.
- This savory sauce fest is swimming with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant phytonutrients like flavonoids and carotenoids from aromatic onions and garlic. 🔥💪🏻 These powerful compounds can improve heart health and protect against strokes; some may reduce your risk of developing cancer. 👨🏻⚕️
What could be better than having all these great benefits wrapped up in slow-cooked tomato goodness — especially when it’s ready in just 10 minutes? 🍅🍜 Give the stove (and yourself) a break, and enjoy a restaurant-quality meal any time without the hassle or expense. 🍴