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The most basic approach to
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folic acid is to eat foods rich
in the nutrient.
Black Bean and Lentil Supper
210 mcg folic acid
This satisfying meatless dish makes enough for dinner, plus extra to tote to work for an easy lunch.
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Nonstick spray coating
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
cup chopped onion
2 cups Florida orange juice
teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained
1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

Spray an unheated large saucepan with nonstick coating. Add carrots, mushrooms, and onion; cook over medium heat until tender. Carefully stir in orange juice and garlic salt. Bring to boiling. Add lentils. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 50 minutes. Add black beans and corn. Cook 5 to 10 minutes more or until lentils are tender and liquid is almost absorbed. Stir in cup of the cheese. To serve, sprinkle each serving with some of the remaining cheese. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus