Low Calorie Lentils Recipe

By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
Low Calorie Lentils Recipe

Lentils are a delicious dish but, depending on how you cook them, they can be very calorific. In traditional lentil recipes, they are usually eaten with ingredients such as spicy pork sausage, black pudding or ham, which make the meal high in calories so is not ideal for people who are trying to stay fit or lose weight.

At OneHowTo we show you how to prepare a low calorie lentils recipe so you can enjoy the exquisiteness of this legume - even when dieting. Give it a go!

Between 1 & 2 hours low difficulty
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Steps to follow to make this recipe:

The first thing you need to do in order to know how to make low-calorie lentils recipe is to clean them. It's not necessary to soak them. Then peel and cut the potatoes, onion, carrots and garlic cloves into pieces.


You should put the lentils in a separate pan and pour in a little water until the lentils are covered. When the vegetables are cut, you should throw them in the same pan and add a splash of olive oil and the bay leaves, to give it added flavor and make it taste delicious.


To make low-calorie lentils you simply leave the mixture to boil for about 1 hour. If you have a pressure cooker, the time will vary between 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the model.


After this time, you must turn the heat off and let it stand for 5 minutes so that the lentils are consistent and have a delicious texture for the palate. You should be aware that, by following this low calorie lentil recipe, you will only be consuming 375 calories per serving. You can't get better than that! Try it out and let us know if you have any additions to the recipe.


Calories are needed in order to enjoy a healthy and energetic life, however, if you consume too many of them they can make you put on weight. Moreover, lentils are a big iron source, which is why you shouldn't get rid of this ingredient in your diet, even if you want to lose weight. If you'd like more information on healthy weight loss techniques and tips, this article explains how many calories you should eat according to your age, and here we tell you how to lose weight without being hungry.

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