healthy lentils

Healthy Lentils in a Coconut Curry

I absolutely love these healthy lentils!

The weather is cold.. So warm up with our ‘meat free’ healthy lentils recipe. Special thanks to our favourite chef Eloise Jury-Izzo ..

I love lentils! Lentils are often overlooked, even though they’re an inexpensive way of getting a wide range of nutrients.

For example, they’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and potassium.

Lentils are made up of over 25% protein, which makes them an excellent meat alternative. They’re also a great source of iron, a mineral that is sometimes lacking in vegetarian diets.

Though different types of lentils may vary slightly in their nutrient contents, one cup (198 grams) of cooked lentils generally provides about:

  • Calories: 230
  • Carbs: 39.9 grams
  • Protein: 17.9 grams
  • Fat: 0.8 grams

Healthy Lentils With Coconut and Curry

 

Rinse 1 cup of brown or black lentils
Cook lentils as per packet in a seperate pot.

Onion 1 x chopped
Leek chopped
Carrot chopped
Sauté with 3tbs of good olive oil
Add a chopped garlic clove and sweat for 1 minute
Now its time to add your desired amount of red curry paste
Sauté
What about other veg? Yep, add as you wish, we love some spinach (topmato and potato also is a favourite so play with it)
Simmer with 1 litre chicken stock for 20 minutes
Blend soup
Add a can of coconut milk and then your lentils
Simmer 20 minutes
S&P to taste & throw in some chopped coriander to finish!

Serve with a dollop of greek yoghurt and a handful of fresh baby spinach.

This goes awesome with some slow cooked braised lamb shank added to it. But to be honest baked fish could be added also. Simply add an additional handful of meat at the end with your yoghurt and a squeeze of lemon. Yumm!

Of course some more healthy soups and varieties can be found here.

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