Lean recipes don't have to be boring and monotonous. Cereals, vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, all kinds of pickles and marinades - lean dishes with these products are not only very tasty, but also healthy.
Porridge can become the basis of a lean table: they contain many valuable vitamins, microelements, and most importantly - "correct" carbohydrates, which supply the human body with energy and give it strength. Just don't think that porridge is boring and monotonous. Firstly, the choice of cereals is quite large: buckwheat, pearl barley, wheat groats, couscous, quinoa, millet, rice. Secondly, cereals go well with stewed and fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Moreover, they can be prepared separately and mixed already on a plate, or they can be cooked together - then the cereal will absorb the vegetable and mushroom juice.
Particular attention should be paid to lean dishes with mushrooms. Mushrooms are an excellent substitute for meat and fish: they take a long time to digest, which means that the feeling of satiety lasts longer. From dry and frozen mushrooms - white, boletus, boletus - soup is cooked (especially a fragrant broth is obtained from dried mushrooms). Frozen mushrooms - porcini, honey agarics, aspen mushrooms, boletus, chanterelles - go well for roasts, for example with potatoes and other vegetables. And in combination with buckwheat or pearl barley, a wonderful mushroom porridge is obtained.
Well, what a lean table without peas, beans, lentils and other legumes containing a record amount of vegetable protein, which in its nutritional properties is in no way inferior to animal protein. We highly recommend taking note of the lean recipes for hearty rich soups, cereals and main courses. Legumes go especially well with aromatic herbs and specialties - cilantro, thyme, garlic. But be careful: most legumes must be soaked for at least 6-8 hours before cooking, and the water in which they were soaked must be drained. This allows not only to shorten the already considerable cooking time of peas, beans and beans, but also to remove harmful substances from them that can cause, for example, bloating.