Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, demonstrates how to make Cumin-Spiced Bulgur and Lentils. Try this fat-blasting whole grain recipe at home.
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Hi, I’m Cheryl Forberg, nutritionist for the Biggest Loser. I recommend all my weight loss clients incorporate whole grain foods into their diets because they keep you satisfied, steady your blood sugar and provide plenty of heart healthy fiber. To ensure you get enough whole grains, start your day off with a fiber rich cereal. At lunch, make your sandwich with whole grain bread and experiment with new whole grains in the kitchen such as --, -- or brown rice. Those grains may sound intimidating but they’re really easy to make. Today I’m going to make one of my favorite whole grain recipes cumin spiced – and lentils from my book Positively Ageless. First heat one cup of the broth. Place the – in a small mixing bowl. Pour the warm broth over the --, cover and allow to soak for 30 minutes. Heat the oil in the saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for five minutes or until tender. Add the garlic, thyme, cumin, mustard, salt and cook stirring frequently for one minute longer but do not brown the garlic. Add the remaining two cups of broth and bring to a boil, add the lentils. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the – and simmer for 10 minutes longer, remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Garnish by stirring in the tomatoes, onion, cilantro and olives. You can serve it hot or warm.