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Time for a Change

Day 20: Lentils for cheats

on June 26, 2013

One of my secret ingredients are these pouches of cooked lentils.

lentil pouch


They are quick and easy to use and taste delicious. Here’s what you can do with them:

Add them to soups

Have them on the side with any fish (especially salmon and trout)

Add to casseroles or stews

Mix with left over rice and cooked vegetables

Just heat them on their own with multi-grain toast or pitta for a really quick and healthy lunch

Use cold straight from the pouch in a salad

Mix with roasted butternut squash and crumble feta cheese over the top

Mix with cooked sausages or grilled chicken

Remember lentils are a good source of phytoestrogen – good for the menopause  – they are low in fat, high in fibre and a good source of protein and iron.

Food Diary Day 20:

Breakfast: Menopause Muesli – see Breakfast recipe page

Lunch: Chicken and sweet potato soup – see Lunch Recipe page

Dinner: Lentil Chile – see Dinner Recipe page

Snacks & Drinks: Herbal tea, fresh cherries, 2 squares dark chocolate

Pretty good day today – I keep thinking about yesterday’s motivation poster – see Day 19 post!


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