There is no denying the fact we could all do with consuming a bit more veg every day. Vegetables contain essential vitamins and minerals as well as fibre (important for healthy bowels) and phytonutrients. A growing body of research shows that vegetables play an important role in preventing chronic disease. Phytonutrients such as carotenoids, lycopene and resveratrol can reduce inflammation which is a critical factor in degenerative diseases from heart disease to obesity and Alzheimer's.
Fibre is essential for ensuring your gut microbiome stays healthy, as well as supporting our immune function and mental health.
So, how many portions of vegetables should we be consuming daily? Ideally close to 8 portions but a minimum of 6, not including fruit.
This recipe is so quick and simple to make. Pair with poached eggs and it's a great way to get veggies and fibre in at breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Pea & Lentil Fritters.
1/2 can of lentils
4 tbsp of frozen peas
1 organic egg
1 tbsp of ground flax
1 tsp of cumin
1 tsp of turmeric
Salt and pepper.
Mix together in a bowl, when the pan is hot split the mixture into 4 parts and spoon on to the pan.
Cook for approx 3 minutes on each side & enjoy!