I can’t think of an easier, more delicious meat-free option for those of you looking to reduce meat consumption. Not only is this dish ready in 30 mins, you get to take in SO many more nutrients through this super easy recipe: Lentil Bolognese.
This is literally one of the first recipes I tried when switching to a meat-free diet. It’s easy, quick, tastes so good and I know you’ll love it too.
Not to mention all these incredible properties that lentils have! Lentils consumption:
- Lowers cholesterol. Lentils help reduce blood cholesterol since it contains high levels of soluble fibre.
- Improves heart health. Several studies have shown that eating high fibre foods like lentils reduces your risk of heart disease.
- Contributes to your digestive health.
- Stabilises blood sugar levels. No spikes, no sugar crash.
- Is an awesome source of protein.
- Increases energy.
- Promotes weight loss.
AND here’s how it compares to beef:
Easy Lentil Bolognese
Quick, easy, nutritious, delicious. Perfect if you want to reduce your meat consumption and are looking for a tasty alternative.
Chop the onion, peppers, garlic and carrot.
Heat up the olive oil and add the onions, peppers, carrot and garlic, cooking until soft.
Add the lentils and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the chopped tomatoes and stir well.
Fill the chopped tomato tin with water halfway through and add it to the sauce.
Add the stock cube, as well as the sugar.
Add salt to taste and cook for 10-15 minutes so that all the flavours marry.
You could add some herbs now (rosemary, thyme work well).
Meanwhile, cook your favourite type of pasta as instructed on the pack.
Drain and wash the pasta and add it to your lentil sauce.
You can serve this dish like in my image, for a more aesthetically pleasing looking dish, but otherwise, the best way to enjoy it is if you mix the pasta and the sauce in the same pan and then heap it up on a plate. Yum!