Recipe of the day - Lime Lentil Soup

The biggest challenge in order to lose weight effectively is handling the hunger pangs. Soups are a great option as they make you full without intake of too much calories. As per a study conducted by Obesity Research in the year 2005; people who ate two servings of low-energy-dense soups per day experienced 50 percent more weight loss than those who took in the same amount of calories in a high-energy-dense snack. Choosing the right type of soup is very beneficial for weight loss and to make it easier we have got 1 delectable soup recipe for you today - "Lime Lentil Soup." Check it out now:-

Ingredients

2 tsp vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup red lentils
2 cups vegetable stock
2 1/2 cups water
400g can diced tomatoes
1 tsp finely grated lime rind
1/4 cup  lime juice
1/3 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Preparation

1. Heat oil in saucepan, add onion, garlic, ginger and cumin, cook, stirring, until onion softens.
2. Add lentils, stock, the water and un-drained tomatoes, bring to the boil. Simmer, uncovered, until lentils are softened.
3. Stir in rind and juice, return to the boil. Remove from heat, stir in parsley.

Nutritional Info

Serves 4
Calories per serving 248 Kcal, Carbs 38g, Fat 4g, Protein 15g

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