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Spinach & Carrot Lentil Stew

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Spinach, Carrot Lentil StewFive minutes, five ingredients, one pot. Now, that’s my kinda meal! Who says eating healthy has to be hard?

It’s always best to have a plan for dinner, but life sometimes gets away from you. When this happens, instead of reaching for the phone to order take-out or popping into your favorite fast food establishment, try this super-fast, easy, healthy and delicious meal!

Spinach & Carrot Lentil Stew

This warm, earthy stew is delicious and wholesome. In addition, it’s convenient…a one-pot wonder. This means no messy clean up, no long grocery list (only 5 main ingredients!) and easy preparation. Requiring only minutes on the stove, you can walk away and relax while it gently simmers.

Tonight, I had a craving for greens. Luckily, I had some beautiful fresh spinach in the house, so I decided to add it to our Curried Lentil and Carrot Stew . Adding fresh or frozen spinach to dishes is a great way to add color and nutrients to your life. You know my motto, “It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle day.”

Tip: This is a great source of iron, Vitamin C and phytonutrients which have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Enjoy this healthy and delicious meal!

Spinach & Carrot Lentil Stew

  • Olive oil
  • 2 medium chopped onions
  • 1 small carrot chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • ½ cup green lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 vegetable or chicken oxo cube
  • Cumin and spices to taste (I added 2 tsp cumin, ¼ of a chili pepper, salt and pepper.)

Heat the olive oil.

Add the onions and carrots, and sauté for 7-10 minutes until onions are translucent.

Add garlic, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add spinach, lentils, water, vegetable cube and spices. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes. Test lentils for doneness. My family likes the lentils softer, so I simmered it for about 40 minutes.

We enjoyed the stew with half of a 100% whole wheat bun (no butter).

I hope you enjoy this healthy meal! It’s great to share with friends and family.

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