Healthy eating is vital for a healthy, strong body and to nurture the mind. Most healthy foods are also lower in calories and fat than unhealthy foods and can thus also help you to lose weight.
This recipe is perfect for a quick dinner plus it is super healthy and it contains fat burning foods to help you lose weight.
Lentil and Oregano Soup
The gremolata topping makes this delicious soup (of Greek origin) utterly delicious and the lentils keep you fuller for longer.
Number of fat burning foods: 3 (avo oil, lentils and tomatoes)
Calories per serving:390
Fat per serving:5g
15 ml avocado oil
1 onion, sliced
1 celery stick, diced
2 teaspoons of garlic and chili in jar
300 g brown lentils
1,5 L vegetable/chicken stock
1 x 400g tin tomatoes garlic flavor, peeled
15 ml fresh oregano, chopped
1 bay leaf
10 ml fresh parsley, chopped
10 ml oregano, chopped
5 ml lemon rind, grated
Zest of half a lemon
1 teaspoon garlic and chili from jar
Combine all these ingredients.
Heat the oil in a pot over a medium heat. Add the onion, celery and garlic and chili and saute for 3 minutes. Add the lentils, stock, tinned tomatoes, oregano and bay leaf to the pot, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, or until lentils are cooked.
To serve, remove bay leaf, season the soup with salt and pepper, ladle into bowls and add the gremolata topping.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you include it in your meal plan. Let me know what you thought about the recipe! Just remember that in order to be healthy and to lose some weight, exercise is very important, so is healthy eating.