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Low GI Lentil Patties

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Jtoumbas

In my procrastination today waiting around home to register into my year 3, semester 1 uni classes I decided to play around with another one of the great Celebrate Health Products. Today I started Mediterranean lentils and ended with Low GI lentil patties. Even to my surprise they were delicious. The flavours in the celebrate health mixes are astounding.

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“Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fibre  Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fibre content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein—all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up—not out” 

What you need…

  • 1 packet celebrate health Mediterranean lentils
  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup olive oil for cooking

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What to do…

  • Cook celebrate health lentils as per packet instructions, set aside.

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  • Place sweet potato in microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 5 minutes or until mash-able
  • Mash roughly with  fork and set aside
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a saucepan and sauté onions over medium heat. Stirring in garlic, cumin and coriander. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Combine mashed sweet potato, lentils and onion mixture in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper.
  • Shape into 8 patties and lightly coat each side with breadcrumbs.

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  • Heat remainder of oil in a fry-pan and cook patties in batches. About 2 minutes each side until golden.

Serve with my Home-made roast tomato sauce and side salad

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Eat Healthy, Live Happy & Get Fit

xo j xo

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  2. Zane Froese May 24, 2013 at 10:55 pm

    Lentils are also commonly used in Ethiopia in a stew-like dish called kik, or kik wot, one of the dishes people eat with Ethiopia’s national food, injera flat bread. Yellow lentils are used to make a nonspicy stew, which is one of the first solid foods Ethiopian women feed their babies.,.*:

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