As you all know, cooking for hours on end to eat for 15 minutes is not my thing!
Eating healthy however, is! I have been feeling a little tired lately, and decided that there is only one reason... What I put in my mouth!
Today I made an extra effort to make myself a super healthy soup full of nutrients!!!
A while ago my mother gave me her pressure cooker (you will soon learn that gadgets are the secret to my passion for cooking! But let's not tell my husband shhh!). I kept it in the cupboards for at least two years because of the fear of it exploding in my face! Past that fear I started making things in it and realized what an amazing gadget it is... I made risotto in 9 minutes!
Fast foreword to today I wanted to eat something that was healthy and had protein but not meat, sometimes the body needs a break! So I chose to make a quick lentil soup.
Lentils are tasty, high in nutrition and low in calories... On top of that they are very good for you, they have a very high content of protein, they have a high level of soluble fiber, which help lower cholesterol, great source of folate and magnesium which helps reduce risk of heart disease. Lentils are also great for the digestion thanks to to the high fiber content, they help increase energy, good source of iron and on to top it all off the help stabilize sugar!
Such a little thing and so potent! Needless to to say I made the right choice for my fatigue today!
Writing long posts is not really my thing, since I don't like to read them... So without further ado...
Recipe : Lentil Soup
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: with pressure cooker 20 minutes
Without... One hour? Maybe more? But you just have to put it on and forget it!
- 1 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 carrots
- 1 zucchini
- 1 potato
- 1 piece of celery
- 1/2 cup lentils (wash and soak if you have time)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tsp of salt (to taste)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Take all the vegetable cut into small cubes (except the celery, if you don't like that then don't cut it, leave it whole for flavor and then remove before serving)
- Put all ingredients in a big cooking pot or pressure cooker fill with water. Until it covers it by 1 inch and cook till ready! With the pressure cooker it took 30 minutes max....
- But to be honest if you don't have one of those.... Just put it in a pot, cover it and leave it till it's ready!
My kids loved it! It was their snack when they came home! For my little one I blended it and put some thin pasta noodles... And that was his dinner! My husband loved it too! It was hearty and flavourful! I hope you enjoy it... Let me know how it goes for you and share this simple healthy recipe with your friends!
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