Vegetarian Lentil “Pizza” Bites

Ingredients

(double for larger portion)

1 can lentils

1/2 cup basmati rice 

2 eggs 

1 cup Greek yogurt (or dairy free alternative)

1 onion chopped

1 green bell pepper chopped

1/2 lemon juiced 

3/4 cup shredded cheese (or dairy free alt)

1 handful chopped parsley (optional)

Salt & pepper to taste

* be mindful of where you source your dairy & eggs

Method

  1. Add olive oil to pan and heat on low while you chop onion
  2. Wash rice and put on for a boil (basmati rice is 1:1 dry to wet so to cook half cup of rice, you’ll need half-cup of water – cover when cooking)
  3. Fry onion & bell pepper while the rice cooks
  4. Once the onion & bell pepper are soft and the rice is cooked, mix it all together with rinsed lentils
  5. Add chopped parsley, lemon juice salt & pepper
  6. Crack two eggs, whisk and then mix in the Greek yogurt (this is your wet mixture)
  7. Add wet mixture to rice & lentils and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish
  8. Top with shredded cheese
  9. Bake for approximately 30 minutes 200c 390f gas 6
  10. Voila

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re stuck for a dinner idea, try this one out. It’s super simple, cost efficient, filled with fiber and a great source of vegetarian protein. And, it’s pizza!

I find, giving dishes that appeal to adults for obvious ‘health’ reasons, are more enthusiastically received by toddlers when we give them a fun name. Kids don’t care too much about lentils being a great source of iron (although having these conversations with kids at a young age isn’t a bad idea) they just want ice cream (or pizza or chocolate.) So, making this lovely lentil dish into a “pizza” is super fun for the kids.

Enjoy!

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