This is my go to recipe on a busy day, it only takes 5-10mins to make and is a nutritionally balanced meal.
Lentil pasta is an excellent alternative as it’s high in fiber and protein. Lentils are aslo loaded with folate, iron, phosphorus and potassium. Lentil pasta is rich in fiber. Fiber intake helps reduce the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
1 can of tomato tin
1 small bowl of pasta
I small bowl of diced onion
5 cloves of minced garlic
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
500 ml veg broth
Salt and pepper to tatse
In a large pan add in the red lentil pasta, tin tomato, diced onion and minced garlic, spices and the veg broth. Mix together, then add in salt and pepper.
Let it simmer on a slow gas till most of the liquid is absorbed.
Then add in fresh basil and mix well. After a few minutes turn of the heat.
Place is a serving bowl, add more fresh basil, chesse and enjoy.
There is a wde perception that carbs are the enemy when it come to weight loss peopletend to cut out carbs from their diet to achieve weight loss and follow low carb diet.
Let me start by dismissing this notion.. carbs are not the Enemy. Of course you should reduce processed and sugary carbohydrates from the diet, for weigh loss and to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The healthier sources of carbs such as wholegrains, fruit, vegetables and pulses are an important integral part of a healthy, balanced diet and ones that will help with weight loss.
Another important point to make is that Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy: They fuel the brain, kidneys, heart muscles, and central nervous system.
Priary functions of carbohydrates
💪 Energy production.
💪 Energy storage. Building
💪 Sparing protein.
💪 Assit with lipid metabolism.
Side effects of not eat enough carbs. Limiting Carbs from the diet can cause the body to break down fat into ketones for energy. This is called ketosis. Ketosis can cause side effects such as bad breath, headache, fatigue and weakness