Post Workout Recovery Meal

Lentil Salad with Sausage

1 1/4 cups lentils, rinsed
1 package (12 ounces) roasted red pepper & Asiago chicken sausage or sausage of your choice.
1 can (8.5ounces) quartered artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1/4 cup reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette

– cook lentils according to package, 20-25 minutes or until tender, drain.
– while lentils are cooking, cut sausages into 1/2 inch thick half moons and cook in a medium size non stick pan on medium heat for 7-10 minutes or until lightly brown.
– stir together lentils, sausages, artichokes, scallions, red peppers and carrots on a medium size bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over top and stir until well blended.

per serving; calories 419, fat 9, protein 36, carbohydrates 54, fiber 11

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