Saturday, February 20, 2010

Fiber, Protein, Iron Rich Sicilian Lentil Soup – Finishing Week One Challenge

To control your weight and reach your daily goals, start your lunches, dinners with soups. They are a combination of liquids and solids. Together, they better curb your appetite.

Soups could be a generous plate of nutrients rich in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals. Such nutrients feed your body and skin, contributing to its healthy glow and rejuvenation. Soups are easy to cook too! You could prepare your soup for hte whole week and then freeze it in individual portions.

Again, easy to make. Plus, individual portions will save you time in the week to come. Here is one of the recipes you'll enjoy.

Sicilian Lentil Soup
(this recipe is great for freezing individual portions for your lunches, snacks and dinners)

Why it is Good
• Lentils are rich the following nutrients:
• High content of Fiber
• Excellent source of Protein
• Rich in Vitamin B3 content (which is vital for a healthy functioning of your nervous and digestive systems)
• High in Iron, Zinc, Calcium

Preparation

Soak lentils in dish filled with water for about 30 mins. Drain water.

In a large pot, add oil, oregano, onion, garlic. Saute for 5-7 mins.

Add tomatoes, tomato sause (or tomato paste), vegetable broth, and water. Boil for 5 mins.

Add lentils adn cook over medium heat for about 20 mins.

Taste the lentils after 20 mins and decide if they’re cooked. If you wish them to be softer, cook for a few mins. more.

Season with sea salt and pepper.

Fill small containers and freeze for your future lunches, and dinners, and snacks.

Makes 15 one-cup servings.

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