Whole oats are of course wholegrain and rich in fiber. They are also a good environmental choice since they can be grown locally.
To reduce the amount of fat in this dish, just use a little less halloumi.
Cooking time: 50 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break. Quicker if you are using precooked lentils.
|Nutritional value 1 portion of oats: 354 kcal|
44 g (51 E%)
11 g (28 E%)
18 g (21 E%)
|+ Halloumi fried in oil contains: 354 kcal|
3 g (3 E%)
27 g (70 E%)*
23 g (27 E%)
|*The percentage of fat is high. Guidelines are: carbohydrates 45-60 E%, fat 25-40 E% and protein 10-20%. Try to compensate for this during the day.|
- 200 ml / 3/4 cup dried red lentils
- 200 ml / 3/4 cup whole oats (or whole wheats)
- 1 clove garlic
- 250 g / 9 oz sugar snaps (or haricots verts)
- 125 g / 4 oz cream cheese with garlic and herb
- 400 g / 14 oz halloumi
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 pinch chilli powder
- 0.5 tbsp oregano
- Check the cooking times on the lentils and the oats. This recipe is using lentils with a cooking time of 10 minutes and whole oats with a cooking time of 15 minutes. They may vary.
- Boil 200 ml / 3/4 cup dried red lentils in 400 ml / 1 3/4 cup water and 1 tsp salt. Boil 200 ml / 3/4 cup whole oats in 400 ml / 1 3/4 cup water in another pot.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan and slice 400 g / 14 oz halloumi. Fry the halloumi in a warm frying pan, a few minutes on each side. Put them on a serving dish.
- When the lentils are cooked, drain them in a sieve. Too much water will make the dish into porridge. Add the lentils to the frying pan where the halloumi was fried.
- Cut 250 g / 9 oz sugar snaps in half and add them to the pot where the whole oats are cooking when a few minutes of the cooking time remains.
- Press 1 clove of garlic into the lentils. Stir in 125 g / 4 oz cream cheese, 1 tsp pepper, 2 tsp lemon juice, 1 pinch chilli pepper and 0.5 tbsp oregano. When the oats and the sugar snaps are done, add them too and mix.
- Serve with a salad and take a moment to be mindful while eating – to give full focus to your food. At least the first few minutes, try to eat in silence and just focus on the food.