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Going Green


6 Servings12 Servings24 Servings
Lentils, dry0.75 cup1.5 cup3 cup
Green beans, fresh, frozen or canned1 cup2 cup4 cup
Carrots, medium , sliced or shredded1.5 cup3 cup6 cup
Onion, large, chopped0.5 onion1 onion2 onion
Olive oil2 Tbsp4 Tbsp8 Tbsp
Thyme leaves, dried0.25 tsp0.5 tsp1 tsp
Black pepper0.125 tsp0.25 tsp0.5 tsp
Vinegar, red wine3 Tbsp6 Tbsp12 Tbsp
Spinach, fresh1.5 cup3 cup6 cup


  1. 1. Rinse lentils with water and discard any stones or shriveled lentils.
  2. 2. Chop green beans, carrots and onions
  3. 3. In a sauce pan, combine lentils, green beans, carrots, onion and thyme. Add enough water to cover by 1". Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until lentils are tender but not mushy.
  4. 4. Drain lentils and vegetables. Add olive oil, vinegar, and pepper. Toss to mix.
  5. 5. Wash spinach leaves.
  6. 6. Serve 1/2 cup lentils and vegetables with 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size 1/2 cup (156g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 From Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sat. Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carb 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 110% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 6% Iron 25%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Food For Thought

Lentils are a great source of protein and fiber which is good for growing kids. Adding carrots and spinach makes this meal colorful and healthy.

CACFP Crediting

For 3-5 year olds; Breakfast. Must serve all of the following:

  • Fruit/Vegetable
  • Milk