This could be lunch. This could be a snack. One thing for sure, it’s healthy, fresh and delicious.
LENTILS AND FETA SALAD
1/2 cup cooked LENTILS
1 medium TOMATO or 8 CHERRY TOMATOES, cubed
1/2 medium CUCUMBER, cubed
1/8 cup ONION or SCALLIONS (or both!), minced
1 tbs OLIVE OIL
1/4 cup FETA CHEESE, crumbled
Energy 397 kcal Protein 18 g Carbohydrates 32 g
Fat 23 g Iron 5 mg Sodium 472 mg
The fat comes from the cheese (8 g) and the olive oil (14 g). The feta cheese gives you proteins and adds a welcoming salty flavor to the more taste-deprived cucumber and lentils. It also contains many vitamins and minerals. The olive oil also has a good amount of vitamins and it has antioxidant properties. So, when you add feta cheese and olive oil to your salad, your adding more than just fat. Most of all, those two ingredients are the salad dressing of this dish.
1/2 CUP COOKED LENTILS
Energy 122 kcal Protein 10 g Carbohydrates 21 g
Fat 1 g Iron 4 mg Sodium 2 mg
1/4 CUP FETA CHEESE
Energy 108 kcal Protein 6 g Carbohydrates 2 g
Fat 8 g Iron 0 mg Sodium 457 mg
1/2 TBSP OLIVE OIL
Energy 121 kcal Protein 0 g Carbohydrates 0 g
Fat 14 g Iron 0 mg Sodium 0 mg
The content of this article is given on an informative basis and do not replace advice from a health professional, a diagnostic or a treatment. All opinions stated in this article are those of the author only and are based on her personal experience with gestational diabetes and hypoglycemia, as well as on her autodidactic learning.