- 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- 1 onion
- 2 clove(s) of garlic
- 1/4 bunch parsley
- 150 g lentils, boiled
- 150 g bulgur wheat, boiled
- 1 egg, medium
- 1 teaspoon(s) tomato paste
- 2 tablespoon(s) parmesan cheese, grated
- 90 g bread, grated
Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.
Nuts Free Diet
It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.
Low in Sugars Diet
Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.
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- Preheat the oven to 200οC (390ο F) set to fan.
- Finely chop the onion and the garlic.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat, sauté the onion and the garlic for 2 minutes, and transfer them to a bowl.
- Finely chop the parsley.
- Add the parsley into the bowl along with the lentils, bulgur, egg, tomato paste, parmesan, bread, salt, and pepper.
- Shape the mixture into meatballs, 30 g each. You will get about 17 meatballs.
- If needed, add a little more grated bread into the mixture and mix with your hands.
- Transfer the meatballs into a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake them in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Flip them over halfway through the baking time to get golden on the other side, too.
- Remove the meatballs from the oven.
- Serve with finely chopped parsley.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by