While lentils might get a bad press it's hard to resist the winter delights that these nutriional powerhouses pack.
An important staple in many diets around the world, lentils are packed with protein and carbohydrates. What's more they're also rich in calcium, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins making them a perfect choice on a meat free diet.
There are many different types of lentils to choose between, from red to brown lentils and nutty puy, you can pick and choose depending on your dish.
Soups, pies, side dishes and stews all benefit from the satisfying and wholesome texture that lentils bring, all transforming Meatless Monday into a delicious, yet nutritious feast.
Check out these five ways to love the legume in some easy lentil recipes: