The Lentil obsession continues.

This week was a busy week with work, lots of lovely clients at the clinic and some serious Home and Away omnibus catching up to do.

Because I got sidetracked by Summer bay, I did not have a lot of time to prepare dinner (who am I kidding? I totally knew what I was eating for dinner when I got up this morning but anyway….) so I made this!!!

image If you can please ignore the lovely renovating stained floors, you will see a lovely mixed green salad, cucumber, tomatoes from the garden, sour cream (omit if vegan) with my sugar free sweet chilli sauce and ….

Kumara, carrot, coconut and lentil patties with lemon and pepper squid!

Best day people. I’m a little bit obsessed with squid, I walked around Nelson the other week for a rather long time looking for squid – and I don’t walk for just anything.

This is an awesome quick dinner that can also give you Monday’s lunch as well. Winning! A sleep in on a Monday.

Here is the recipe:

Squid – lightly fry with olive oil, salt and pepper. Once cooked squeeze one lemon over with additional pepper.

Patties –

2 big kumaras, peeled and cooked

3 carrots grated

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 drained and rinsed can of lentils

Boil kumara and mash with coconut oil. You can add a spice in here if you want eg cumin, chilli, paprika

Add in carrot and lentils mix well.

Form into patties, place in fridge for an hour to set.

Lightly fry or bake then eat. Don’t do what I did and ignore your husband when he says it’s hot and just eat it anyway. Or actually you could do that, I got an ice cream out of it…

This is a nice way of getting more fibre into your diet, and lentils are also a complex carbohydrate which are important in the production of serotonin. Kumaras and carrots are excellent sources of beta carotene which we need for skin and eye health as well as being a great antioxidant.Squid is amaze as a protein and also a source of B12. Good news.

So there you go, super easy, tasty as (if you are interested the tea was the Red Seal cold/hot rhubarb and strawberry tea).

Have a wonderful week!!!

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