Here’s a great dish!
It contains softly cooked tomatoes, onions & garlic with lentils & fresh basil stirred through, then piled on top of crispy fried marrow (or courgettes or whole grain pasta).
It’s full of natural fibre to help you feel fuller longer & it feeds your gut microbes as well.
You most probably know how protein can help us to feel satisfied & full after eating, but it is often forgotten that fibre does the same thing.
Here in the UK, the British Nutrition Foundation recommends an adult woman has approx 45g of protein per day, but in fact, on average, a UK woman is eating 64g of protein each day. Where as, on average, she is eating just 18g of fibre, which is well under the 30g recommended target.
So what foods can offer us more fibre? Fibre can be found in legumes, pulses, beans, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit & whole grains.
I hope you can see where the focus for this dish came from - I’ve written it to encourage eating more fibre in a delicious way.
Take a look at the recipe as there are some optional swaps.
If you'd like to see the video with snippets from making this dish, head to my Instagram feed here or FaceBook feed here.