How to make low calorie lentils

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The lentils are a delicious meal but that depends on how you cook, can have many calories. In the traditional recipe for lentils, ingredients such as chorizo, blood sausage or ham are usually added, making the dish become a large calorie intake not suitable for people who want to maintain their shape or lose weight.

Ingredients:

  • For 4 people:
  • 350 grams of lentils
  • 2 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Steps to follow to make this recipe:

One.The first thing we must carry out to know how to make low calorie lentils is to clean the lentils, it is not necessary to soak them. Next, we will have to peel and cut the potatoes, onion, carrots and garlic cloves into pieces.

Two.In a separate pot we will have to put the lentils and pour a little water until it covers the lentils. When we have the vegetables cut, we will have to put them in the same pot and add a splash of olive oil and the bay leaf, to give it a different and delicious touch.

3.To make the lentils low in calories, simply let the mixture boil for approximately 1 hour. If you have a pressure cooker, the time will vary and will be between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the model of the cooker.

4.After this time, you should turn off the heat and let it rest for 5 minutes so that the lentils take on consistency and a delicious texture for the palate. You must bear in mind that, following this recipe for low-calorie lentils, you will be consuming only 375 calories for each serving. Better, impossible!

 

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