In my food processor, I put cooked green lentils, fresh parsley and coriander, ground cumin, turmeric, chili powder (fresh would be great too), onion, 3 whole garlic cloves, 2 tsp or so of good-quality olive oil, about 1 cup whole grain breadcrumbs, sea salt and fresh ground pepper.
Then, I formed them into rough patties, and baked on 350F for about 45 minutes, until they were firm and held together well.
Then, I steamed 1 small head of broccoli (so I'd have planned leftovers for lunch the next day), and enough asparagus to have for leftovers too. I also threw in some whole raw almonds. I often add nuts when steaming veggies, because they're totally tasty!
When the veggies were cooked, I sprinkled them with a tiny amount of sea salt, and voila! Totally plant-based dinner! And you know what? It was DELISH!! Hardly any work at all, and two entire meals, plus 3 more lentil patties in the freezer to use another time. Nothing unhealthy in the least!
When I had it for lunch the following day at work, I just heated up the container that I'd but everything together in, and it was just as delish as the day before. I was worried that it wouldn't fill me up, after being at the gym, but it totally did, and it was very satisfying.
All in all, I probably had 2 or 3 servings of veggies in that dinner, plus a serving of healthy fats from the almonds.
It does a body good!
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