Simple meals: Pasta with lentil and tomato sauce

Today was a busy day, studying for finals and getting ready to head home for work this summer.

I made pasta with lentils and tomato sauce for dinner and I decided to share it, it is super simple and such a cheap thing to make. I actually calculated the expenses and it was around 450kr! (3,46 dollars/ 2,27 pounds / 3 euros) That is not much for a meal that will leave you satisfied for the day/night!


For two: (or one if you’re hungry like me)

  • 200gr of whole wheat pasta
  • One jar of pasta sauce (I used an icelandic one)
  • 100gr of red lentils (laid in water for 10 hours)
  1. Rinse the lentils with water and put them in a pot with new water and bring to boil.
  2. Boil the lintils for about 3 minutes.
  3. Boil the pasta.
  4. Rinse the lentils again and put back in the pot.
  5. Heat up your pasta sauce in the lentil pot.
  6. Bring the sauce to boil and let simmer until the pasta is ready.
  7. Rinse the pasta and mix with your sauce.
  8. Serve with basil and pepper.

Macros for the whole batch* (calculated with myfitnesspal):

Calories: 570

Carbs: 100gr

Fat: 4gr

Protein: 25gr

Fiber: 14gr

Sugar: 7gr

So as you can see this will keep you full and energized for a long time and who says vegans don’t get enough protein??

* I had two cups of pasta but you might only want one which will lower the cals to 310 etc.