Health Recipes

Red Lentil Burgers

Lentils are an amazingly health food that surprisingly, many people don’t take advantage of. Legumes like lentils are not only a cheap source of protein, but are also fat-free, high in fiber and rich in a number of essential nutrients. Adding lentils to your diet offers a number of health benefits, from helping you control your weight to promoting heart health.

This recipe is always a winner in my cooking classes and will transform a lentil skeptic into a supporter.

Red Lentil Burgers
Author: Lily Aronin
  • 1.5 Cups of Red Lentils
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 carrots/small sweet potato diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 cup oat bran covered in boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • Sprinkle cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs
  1. Chop vegetables and herbs and prepare the oat bran. Put the lentils and vegetables into a pot and cover with water.
  2. Cook 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Strain the mixture well and pour into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes while you heat the oil.
  4. Bake the mixture in a kugel or fry as patties in the olive oil until golden brown on both sides.
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Lily Aronin

Lily lives in Dolev, Israel with her husband and 5 children. She runs Lily's Kitchen, and creates unique healthy holistic plans for her clients.

Some background; After 10 years of yo-yo dieting and the emotional pain of childhood obesity, Lily made a choice to live life differently. She chooses to live a healthy and balanced life and is grateful for the tremendous energy and vitality this has given her. She feels empowered to be strong and confident for herself and her growing family and she now loves to share her passion for holistic wellness.

Lily received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied numerous dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, she helps clients create completely personalized “roadmaps to health”. Tailor made for individual bodies, lifestyles, preferences, and goals. In conjunction with her B.A. in psychology and certification as a personal trainer and coach, she works holistically with clients to make lifestyle changes that produce real and long lasting results.

You can find more about Lily on her website,

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