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Aubergine Dhal, the slow cooker way.

Lots of people are working on reducing their meat consumption at present, it sounds easy but if you are doing it you need to replace that meat protein with some other protein sources. Some examples would be soya, tofu, all forms of bean from kidney to cannellini to black beans, eggs, cheese, quinoa and pulses including lentils.

Having Sri-Lankan blood I absolutely LOVE lentils. So here is one of my favourite ways to cook them – DHAL.

Dhal is legendary in my family. We’ve all grown up on it and a meal of curry and rice is not complete without it. It’s incredibly versatile, can be made with all types of lentils and pulses and you can add most veggies to it too. Also a great dish for weaning 🙂

I also have a love of aubergine (or eggplant), so here is my recipe combining the two, slow cooked for true laziness.

Dietitian UK: Aubergine and lentil Dhal
Dietitian UK: Aubergine and lentil Dhal
Aubergine Dhal
Serves 4
An easy dhal recipe using the amazing aubergine, low GI, high in protein and super healthy.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 hr
62 calories
14 g
0 g
1 g
3 g
0 g
209 g
16 g
5 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
209g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
1%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 16mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fiber 6g
25%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
3%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 mugs lentils
  2. 1 aubergine
  3. 3 cloves garlic
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1.5cm fresh ginger, grated
  6. 150g cauliflower chopped up finely
  7. 1tsp each of mustard seeds, turmeric, coriander, garam masala and cumin
Instructions
  1. Saute the onion in pan or crockpot with spices, then add ginger and garlic, plus all other ingredients. Stir well, add water so it's covered by about 1/2 inch and leave to cook on high for 5 hours. Check the fluid level and towards the end of cooking add 100ml milk. I cooked mine for most of the day, it smelt divine.
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calories
62
fat
1g
protein
3g
carbs
14g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

 

Rattatouille Recipe, my type of comfort food.

Rattatouille. There is something about it that just tickles my taste buds and makes me feel all warm inside. We usually grow a glut of courgettes in our garden so this becomes one of our courgette loving dishes and because it freezes well I always make a large batch. I know there are hundreds of variations on a theme out there, so here is just my usual variation.

It’s a low fat recipe but packed full of veggies, so counts for 2-3 of your 5 a day 🙂 

We serve our with either rice or pasta as a main meal, it also works well as a side dish to go alongside meat and fish.

Super Healthy Rattatouille Recipe. Gluten Free.
Serves 5
A super healthy rattatouille recipe that is cheap to prepare, goes with almost anything and freeze well. Win Win.
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168 calories
31 g
0 g
4 g
6 g
0 g
566 g
28 g
18 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
566g
Servings
5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 31g
10%
Dietary Fiber 12g
48%
Sugars 18g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
51%
Vitamin C
182%
Calcium
7%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  2. 2 onions
  3. 3 cloves garlic
  4. 2 aubergines
  5. 4 courgettes
  6. 2 peppers
  7. 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  8. 2 tsp sugar
  9. 2 tbsp tomato puree
  10. 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  11. 2 large handfuls of fresh herbs or 2 tsp mixed dried herbs
Instructions
  1. Chop all of the vegetables.
  2. Saute the onions in the oil then add the garlic.
  3. Add the aubergines, peppers and courgettes and cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Now add the the chopped tomatoes, sugar, tomato puree. Allow it to simmer for 10 minutes and let the sauce start to reduce.
  5. Add in the balsamic vinegar and herbs and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Season and serve.
Notes
  1. Freezes really well and even taste great as a topping on toast or rice cakes!
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calories
168
fat
4g
protein
6g
carbs
31g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/