I've made lentil and bacon soup twice now and I realised I completely underestimated the calories the first time.
The packet says 118 calories per 100g cooked. So does this mean that 100g of lentils which have soaked up the water provides 118 calories?
I put my soup down as 250g/3 portions = 83g of lentils per portion and 97cals per portion. Now I realise that is totally wrong.
My soup is about 375g with onions and bacon so probably about 350g of lentils and 413 calories.
But the instructions on the packet say cover the lentils with water and boil. But I added 1.25l of water for 250g of lentils the first time and 1.5l of water the second time, which then made 4 portions instead of 3 (with 2 added small potatoes).
And 350g of soup still says 413 calories
But Sainsburys - Red Lentils (Uncooked) says - 100g Calories = 304. So 63g of uncooked lentils will provide 191 kals, which is under half.
So how many calories does my soup have? I'm so confused
Lidl lentils - 250g (118g per cooked 100g)
Water - 1.5l
Garlic - 4 cloves
Onion - 2 medium
5 Slices of back bacon with fat cut off
bit of Flora Cuisine
= 4 portions about 375g each