Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday- Physical DeClutter

Losers' Lentil Salad (Biggest Loser Quick and Easy Cookbook)

This dish makes an excellent side dish at a picnic or barbecue and is a great to-go lunch. It's easy to prepare, especially if you buy pre-steamed lentils, which are available in the refrigerator section of many major grocery storesthese days. Plus, it packs 10 grams of fiber, which means that it will fill you up!
  • 2 cups steamed lentils, chilled
  • 2 cups cubed red bell pepper
  • 1 cup cubed English (or hothouse) cucumber
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons low-fat, low-sugar, low-sodium balsamic vinaigrette dressing (I used Follow Your Heart Organic Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing)
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 ounces (1/2 cup) reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles

In a medium mixing bowl, toss the lentils, pepper, cucumber, and onion with the dressing and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Top with the cheese crumbles. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Makes 4 (1 1/2-cup) servings
Per serving: 214 calories, 13 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates (10 g sugar), 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 4 mg cholesterol, 10 g fiber, 279 mg sodium

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