6 Lebanese Proverbs to say: Healthy Happy Independence Day!

November 22, 2015

As Lebanon celebrates its Independence today, we bring you some Healthy and Happy advice inspired by some deeply rooted Lebanese proverbs:

 

مجدرة ولبن، عافية على البدن   – Mjaddara with yogurt is good health to the body

 

Mjadara Healthy Happy Us

The quintessential Lebanese dish! Regardless of whether it is blended, made with bulgur or with rice, Mjaddara is a vegetarian dish with great nutritional value. It contains carbohydrates, proteins and with a side dish of yogurt, it really is “good health to the body.” Lentils provide a great source of fiber – 100g of Lentils provides the average adult with 122% of their need. This number is even higher if it is made with bulgur! Which brings me to the next proverb:

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Hummus, Falafel, & the Rest of the Legumes! What’s the Deal?

August 04, 2015

We love our traditions. Especially when it comes down to food. We always hear our parents boasting about the benefits or even reminiscing over a legumes dish! You guessed it, they’ve been right and have had the right to boast all along.

 

Legumes consist of chickpeas, beans, soybeans, lentils, lupines, carob flour, and peas. What’s so magical? They’re excellent sources of vegetarian protein especially in comparison to red meat which are marbleized with fat. These proteins Continue reading…

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