Slow Cooker Turnip, Kale, and Lentil Stew
Lentils are a type of legume that contains both healthy protein and carbs, and they're packed with fiber to help keep you satisfied. The type of fiber found in lentils is called soluble fiber, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol. One cup of cooked lentils provides 230 calories, and is chock-full of iron,and energy-boosting B vitamins.
- 1/2 cup large green or brown lentils, washed
- 1 cup kale, chopped and stems discarded
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1/4 cup shallots, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 - 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 - 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 - 2 medium turnips, cut into 1 to 2-inch pieces
- Heat the oil in a small saute pan, then add onions and saute until the edges are brown. Add garlic and curry powder and cook for 30 seconds.
- Place the onion-garlic mixture, chopped kale, tomato paste, water, lentils, turnips, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a slow cooker.
- Close the lid of the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 hour and 45 minutes or on low for 5 hours, making sure the lentils are fully cooked.
- Taste and adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with bread of your choice.
- Recipe provided by Savita Verma of Chef De Home.
Per serving: 145 kcal cal., 2 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 24 g carb., 10 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 8 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet