Red Lentils Soup Diet
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Spicy Red Lentil Soup
Flavorful recipe for Moroccan Spicy Red Lentil Soup comes from Acedarspoon blog. Base of soup is made of red lentils and carrots with addition of warm spices like cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, cumin and paprika.
Usually it is quick and easy to make. When I cooked the soup, my lentils were a bit hard, so they took longer time to cook, but it was all worth it. This hearty soup is creamy without using cream, packed with nutritional goodness, super tasty and will make a good lunch or supper.
Spicy Red Lentil Soup will certainly warm you up this winter.
While there is no book or website promoting an official “Lentil Diet,” you may have seen it mentioned briefly in online weight-loss forums. This is a fad diet—one that encourages you to eat one food for a short period of time to spur quick weight loss, much like the grapefruit, cookie or cabbage soup diet.
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Lentils are one of the oldest crops on earth, first cultivated around 8,000 BC. According to “The New Oxford Book of Food Plants,” lentil plants thrive in warm but not tropical environments like those found in Ethiopia, Turkey and Spain. The bushy plant is about 10 to 15 inches tall with small seed pods and pale flowers. The lentils in your grocery store are actually the plant’s seeds—these range in color from black to gray to brown or light red.
The Lentil Diet
Information on the “lentil diet” is scarce at best. Mentions of this diet usually appear in online forums that cover fad diets or quick weight-loss tips. For this reason, there is no official list of instructions or guidelines. Nowhere is it promoted by a reputable source, such as a health professional or weight-loss expert. People who have used the diet simply replace their daily meals with lentil dishes, hoping this low-fat food will cause the extra pounds to melt away.
While a diet consisting only of lentils is unhealthy, lentils can be a valuable part of a balanced diet. They’re a rich source of protein and carbohydrates with no cholesterol. According to USA Dry Peas, Lentils & Chickpeas, lentils also contain important nutrients such as iron, folic acid and dietary fiber. In a ¼ cup serving of cooked lentils, you get 130 calories, only five of them from fat. The serving contains less than a single gram of fat. Lentils have no sodium and no sugar, and the serving size listed above provides you with 11g of dietary fiber and 8g of protein.
To cook with lentils, Mayo Clinic nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky recommends you choose the type that works best with your favorite dishes. Brown lentils work best for soups, she writes, while green lentils work well for salads and reds make tasty purees. She suggests you rinse them to remove any lingering dust, then add them to soups or stews. You can also boil them for up to 30 minutes, season with curry or other spices, and serve with rice or veggies.
Any fad diet that encourages you to eat one food at the expense of others or other food groups is probably unhealthy. The American Heart Association notes that while most fad diets do result in an initial weight loss, you’re likely to gain the weight back when you go off the diet. If you follow the diet for an extended period of time, the lack of proper nutrition may cause health problems. The AHA suggests you adopt a diet with plenty of fruits, veggies, whole grains and reduced-fat dairy products.
Red Lentils Soup Diet
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- Time needed: 30 mins •
- Calories per serving: around 100 and 13g carbs •
- Servings: 6 •
- Difficulty: 1
- Rating: 4.86 based on 7 reviews
A yummy soup with a little kick
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 350g red lentils
• 2 x beef stock cubes
• 1 tsp chilli powder (optional/to taste)
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• salt and pepper to taste
In a big pan add the olive oil and onions and fry until soft. Meanwhile use the water and cubes to make 2litres of beef stock.
12 reviews for “Lentil Soup”
This sounds yum. I love lentil soup. It’s on my too cook list
I make a similar soup but add celery and just 1 small parsnip which gives it some sweetness. I use vegetable cubes instead of beef stock so it’s also a good ‘veggie’ recipe.
The ingredients say 1 ltr water, the method says make up to 2 litres of stock, is there a typo or am I missing something.
I made this today and it is beautiful. well done Izzy
Yes John I did add 2 litres, but you can add more or less depending on how thick you like your soup 🙂
Made a batch of this today with some for the freezer on days when it’s harder to be organised.
Tastes great and feels substantial.
Just had this soup for my lunch- it is delicious! Thank you for posting this.
Lovely soup, I added a spoonful of tomato purée as well as the other ingredients
Just made this soup so I can take some to work every day. It was rather yummy. Thank you so much for this 😛. I did just add a little turmeric too but that’s because I use as much of that in my diet as possible.
Had some of this for lunch and due to make another batch for the freezer. Tastes great and really filling.
09.10.2017 1:37 pm Updated by Admin
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