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Let me introduce you to one of my latest creations. I am not sure what category would they fall into, this Lettuce Cups with Lentils and Rice can either be an entree, a snack or if you're after a salad, this is a great alternative as well.
Let me tell you why they are such a good option for any meal regardless of how you decide they'll serve you best. This is a great low calorie recipe packed with a good amount of plant base protein and we are using all fresh ingredients to make sure we get as many nutrients as possible, leaving out any processed food, sugar, and empty carbs.
This little cups are super fun to eat and a great to enjoy with friends or at a gathering, you won't need any plates to serve this dish, you can place all the individual leafs packed with the lentils mix in a big platter and have people use their hands to eat them, a bit of rolling might be required though. It will save you a ton of time when it's time to clean up after everyone's gone and as I said, it's so much more fun than having a salad on a plate.
If you need just a few cups to feed your family or a lot to feed a whole party you can easily adjust this recipe to serve your needs, I do suggest that whatever you are going for, buy only one iceberg lettuce, it will get you pretty far since we are only using one leaf per cup.
As I mentioned before, this is a low calorie meal, with 413 calories per serving and about 20g of proteins per cup, it's a super healthy option for people wanting to manage their weight. Opting for lean protein sources, like lentils is a great way to pack on nutrients and get enough fuel for you to keep up with what the day brings your way.
There is also some brown rice in this recipe, which is highly nutritious and a much better option than white rice. It is a good source of fiber and since it is a complex carb, you won't feel hungry for a while and it will give you a good energy boost.
Give this cups a try, you are gonna love how little mess is left once you are done feasting on them!
For the rice
For the lentils
For the avocado cream
For the topping
For the vegetables
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 413||From Fat 82|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5.7%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 73g||24.3%|
|Dietry Fiber 20g||78.3%|
|Vitamin A 6434.33IU||128.7%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.88mg||44.1%|
|Vitamin C 76.12mg||126.9%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 4.56mg||15.2%|
|Vitamin K1 274.01µg||342.5%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 2.43mg||24.3%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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