Just like every morning, I started my day with two glasses of water on an empty stomach then had my cup of coffee (1 tsp of Nescafe, 3 tsp of fat free coffee mate, 2 tsp of sugar) followed by a medium sized pancake mankouche!

If you’re into fusion cuisine this is an outside the box pancake idea where you simply add to the main pancake mixture 2 tablespoon of zaatar (thyme) and half a teaspoon of olive oil and get a “Lebanized pancake” !!

Top it with a teaspoon of low fat labneh; decorate it with cherry tomatoes and cucumbers and enjoy the best breakfast ever :)

“Lentils are friendly- the Miss Congeniality of the bean world”

                                                                                           Laurie Colwin

I had for lunch fattouche salad made of lettuce, purslane, green thyme, cucumbers, tomatoes, radish, sumac, pomegranate molasses and 3 big spoons of cooked lentils with onions and rice,  a famous Lebanese lentils recipe known as Mujaddara!

Lentils are selected among the healthiest foods; they are high in proteins, fiber, packed with folate, potassium, iron and magnesium.They reduce blood cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease due to their high fiber content.

As an afternoon snack i had two kiwi fruits that are rich in vitamins, flavanoids, minerals, fiber and contain a very high amount of vitamin C!

For dinner I had iceberg and romaine lettuce with tomatoes, capers,3 slices of low fat ham and 1 slice of low fat emmental with a dressing made of  1 tbsp olive oil, white vinegar and mustard!

Dietitian Nicole Maftoum

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