Lentil is an unusual product for us, which is not often found on tables in ordinary families. Not every housewife has in stock lentils somewhere in the closet. However, indifference to lentils is completely unjustified.
How useful lentils
To taste it looks like peas and other legumes, but in its vitamin composition and nutrients significantly exceeds both beans, chickpeas and peas. Lentils contain a lot of iron, protein and folic acid.
It is known that vegetarians use lentils as a substitute for animal protein. In any diet, dishes from this culture fit very well, they are low-calorie, break down heavy carbohydrates and, in addition, are very tasty.
The culture is well suited for those who want to cleanse their body and update it. Cleaning the body, consisting in the fact that during the day you eat a small amount of food containing low-calorie foods and nutrients, it is best to do it no more than once or twice a week. This will allow you to improve health, significantly reduce the amount of harmful substances in the body.
Rules of a one-day diet on lentils
During a one-day lentil diet, you can eat any dish, the main ingredient of which is lentils cooked without using animal fats. It is allowed to drink kefir, low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese in small amounts. A few such days during the month, and you will notice how the work of the stomach has improved, weight comes back to normal, and the mood improves significantly.
Sample menu for the day
- Breakfast: 100 grams of low-fat cottage cheese with 1 tablespoon of honey, kefir or green tea.
- Snack: any medium-sized fruit or a handful of berries, a glass of tomato juice.
- Lunch: a large plate of lentil soup.
- Dinner: a porridge of lentils.
- At night: a glass of low-fat kefir.
During the day, you can without any restrictions drink green tea, plain and mineral water.
Dietary lentil dishes
Lentil dish can be cooked a huge amount. With it, chicken and boiled meat are well combined, it is easy to cook vegetable soups from lentils and much more.
For a one-day diet, you can cook lentil soup with chicken and potatoes. Lentil( 200 grams) is better to soak in advance, 4-6 hours before cooking or in the evening. Then in the boiling water put the grains and chopped chicken fillets( 100-200 grams).
As you prepare, add salt, pepper, spices, carrots and chopped onions. You can add potatoes( 100-150 grams) in 20 minutes or leave the soup light. This dish will fit during the day as a dinner or dinner.
Simple lentils can also be used as a separate dish, having cooked a porridge from it, but the soup contains much more nutrients, besides it gives a lot of satiety during the day.
Thanks to lentils, it is possible to try several oriental recipes, among which rice with lentils. The dish is prepared quickly enough, thanks to the spices has a wonderful aroma, is low-calorie, and at the same time you can diversify the familiar food with a new side dish. In the eastern kitchen, lentils are used in soups, as well as stuffing not only in baking, but also for special cutlets and much more.