Two Healthy Low Calories Recipes

1. Breakfast

A tasty but healthy breakfast easily prepared in a few minutes for a nutritious start to the day.

Fava Bean Breakfast

fava beans breakfastYield: 3 portions
Calories per serving: 101
Fat per serving: 3.7g

Ingredients

  • 20ml olive oil
  • 1 diced large onion
  • 1 diced large tomato
  • 15g ground cumin
  • 1 tin of fave beans
  • 60ml lemon juice
  • to taste salt, pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. Add beans to a saucpan and bring to boil
  2. Add onion, tomato, olive oil, cumim and lemon juice and mix well
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste then bring mixture back to boil
  4. Reduce to medium heat and let mixture cook for 5 minutes
  5. Serve with warm pita or wholemeal tortilla

2. Lunch

Looking for a healthy but simple lunch? We know it can be hard to think of ideas so why not try the following recipe to spice up your lunch times. A simple and healthy recipe fantastic for preparing to take to work or enjoying at home on a lazy weekend.

Lentil Soup

lentil soup lunchPrep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
Yield: 8
Calories per serving: 263
Fat per serving: 6.4g

Ingredients

  • 30ml olive oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3g minced garlic
  • 40g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 290g lentils (soaked and drained)
  • 1g paprika
  • 1 sprig of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1660ml chicken stock
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3g salt
  • 1g ground black pepper
  • 180ml white wine
  • 630g crushed tomatoes

Cooking Directions

  1. Sauté onion in oil in a large stockpot until glossy, stir in garlic, paprika, celery and carrots and sauté for a further 10 mins
  2. Stir in tomatoes, lentils, chicken stock, bay leaves and the salt and pepper. Stir well.
  3. Add the white wine and bring the mixture to the boil
  4. Reduce heat and leave to cook on low-medium heat for 1 hour
  5. Sprinkle the mixture with parsley and Parmesan and serve

 
Bon appetite!

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