NEW YEAR, NEW ME! Lose Weight With This Secret Ingredient! January 26, 2016June 7, 2016Maureen Martin 1 Comment Hi DivaGals! It’s Transformation Tuesday and we’re all about having our best body yet! Our resident apartment gourmet Luxury Gal has uncovered a weight loss secret. Here’s her story! I had a few containers of lentils in fridge. Lentils are a rich source of numerous essential nutrients, particularly dietary fiber and protein. Plus, one cooked cup is only about 230 calories. I decided to get creative and came up with a super easy recipe. It tastes great, and I realized after a half cup serving with salad and a small serving of animal protein I was completely full and could NOT go for seconds. That makes lentils a great weight loss secret. So what’s my filling delicious recipe? See below! Saute one chopped onion. Throw in dashes of turmeric, cumin, curry and fresh herbs. Add 3 cups pre-soaked (softened) lentils. Pour in one jar of Masala – I like Trader Joe’s Masala Simmer sauce. Simmer, stir, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice and a salad. You can add a animal protein if you like, but lentils have the second-highest ratio of protein per calorie of any legume, which makes it a perfect meat substitute. Enjoy! Share This!