Slow Cooker Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry

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300 CALORIES 48g CARBS 6g FAT 16g PROTEIN
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I don't think I ate my first lentil under I was about 25 years old.  Lentils just weren't something we ate growing up and it wasn't until I started dating my husband that I grew to love lentils.  Growing up eating lots of Middle Eastern food, lentils were a constant in his diet, and I was shocked the first few times he ordered dishes with lentils since he wasn't the healthiest eater back then.  However since then I have grown to love them in all kinds of dishes, especially Indian inspired lentil dishes.  This simple curry dish combines red lentils, butternut squash, and kale.  It's hearty, comforting, and nutritious.  Plus you can prepare it ahead of time and store it in your freezer until your ready to cook it.  Then simply pull it out, dump it in the slow cooker, add vegetable broth, and 8 hours later you have a delicious meal.

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry

Slow Cooker Lentil and Butternut Squash Curry

Adapted from hellonatural.co
PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.5 cups red lentils
  • 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups kale, stemmed and chopped (or spinach)
  • 1 U onion, chopped
  • 14 oz. canned light coconut milk
  • 14.5 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp. red curry paste
  • 1/2 tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar (use maple syrup or honey for clean eating)
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 cups vegetable broth

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Instructions

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Add everything to the slow cooker. Stir together. Cook on low for 6-8 hours until lentils are tender.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
17%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1983mg
86%
Total Carbohydrate 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 10g
40%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

This recipe can be prepared ahead of time and stored in the freezer. Simply add all the ingredients, except the vegetable broth to a ziploc bag. When ready to cook, dump it into the slow cooker and add the vegetable broth.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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