I love cooking and eating, trying new foods and eating really well but like most people I dont have much time to cook for hours every evening. So I’m pretty happy to use some healthy cheats like good quality organic jarred and canned pulses (in water) sometimes. What do I have in my cupboard? Chickpeas, lots of beans, green lentils and puy lentils. You can get them at most supermarkets now, plus I think Merchant Gourmet do a good quality range of pre-cooked pulses which means you can literally have a healthy and filling base for a meal in minutes.
This is one of my easy and quick(ish) after work meals. I say quickish because you have to roast the squash but it’s just a matter of chopping and popping in the oven for 40 minutes or so (which gives me time to do some exercise or catch up with some house or blog stuff).
Then all you need to do is fry some onion, garlic and spices then add in the pre cooked lentils and viola! Topped with the delicious roast squash, fresh tahini dressing and toasted pine nuts makes a super nutritious and tasty meal.
An additional consideration at the moment is that I’m trying to incorporate more plant based proteins and fats into our evening meals as Andy is training really hard at the moment and is keen to eat more protein. So I’m including the usual suspects; pulses, nuts and seeds, avocado etc. Watch this space as I might need to be a bit more creative! Any tips would be gratefully received guys! xx
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