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Vegetarian Chilli

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Serves: 2 people
  • Calories: Unknown

Post-Match Football Nutrition Meal Ideas

Your post-match meal is very important and should never be underestimated. After all, eating the right food is a great way to prepare your body for whatever’s next.

However, following a gruelling game of football, it can be tempting to just put your feet up and relax while paying little attention to nutrition. Check out our quick and easy recipe below.


  • 6oz of green lentils
  • 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 chopped red pepper, with stalk and seeds removed
  • 1 chopped green pepper, with stalk and seeds removed
  • 2 peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1 chopped courgette
  • 4oz of frozen peas
  • 6oz of quartered mushrooms
  • 18oz of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of tomato purée
  • ½ pint of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of kidney beans, drained


  1. Place green lentils into a large bowl, pour boiling water over them and leave to soak for 30 minutes before draining.
Main recipe
  1. Pour the sunflower oil into a large saucepan and heat for between 1 and 2 minutes.
  2. Add the onion, garlic clove, chilli powder and cumin seeds to the saucepan and fry until the onions have gone soft — approximately 10 minutes.
  3. Add the red and green peppers, the carrots and the green lentils to the saucepan. Cook for a further 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Next, add the tomatoes, tomato purée, vegetable stock and frozen peas to the saucepan.
  5. Bring the mix to the boil and simmer until the lentils have become tender — approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Add the mushrooms and courgette and simmer for a further 5 minutes.
  7. Add the kidney beans to the saucepan and simmer for a final 5 minutes.
  8. Serve the vegetable chilli with brown rice.
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