When you are trying to lose weight, it’s a great idea to ensure that you have a range of healthy and budget-friendly recipes like this lentil burger patty on hand to make ahead and prepare for other times.
Preparing ahead means that you’re more likely to have the necessary ingredients on hand for a range of recipes, as well as all the essentials to whip up something quick and nutritious.
Tinned food often gets a bad name for being too processed or salty, but there are exceptions. Lentils are a store cupboard staple with a whole range of uses. I like them in my salads to add protein, fibre and bulk, but they can also be used in many different healthy meals, such as soups, salads and Indian dhal.
There are a lot of reasons to love lentils. Lentils are:
These lentil patties are a great option for a vegetarian dinner – use them to make lentil burgers (pop on a bun with tomato, cheese, lettuce and some fresh avocado) or serve the patties on their own with a tasty dipping sauce (such as tzatziki) and a green salad.
If you’re worried about the lack of meat, don’t be. The frying of the patties gives them an almost hamburger-like look and feel, with approximately the same levels of nutrients.
Patties can also be enjoyed as a healthy lunch or snack the next day and make a great addition to school lunchboxes.
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