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287
Calories 
55g
Carbs 
1g
Fat 
19g
Protein 
6
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(6 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Lately lentils have become a favorite in my diet since I am feeling a little beaned out.  (We're pretending bean is a verb).  Like beans, lentils are packed with lots of good for your fiber and protein, and also contain folic acid, magnesium, and iron.   Additionally, and a serious bonus, is that they are very quick cooking.  This slow cooker recipe could easily be made on the stovetop, just reduce the amount of broth to a ratio of 2:1 for the lentils, bring the lentils and liquid to a boil, then turn down to a simmer and cook for 20-30 minutes until tender. They won't come out quite as creamy, but they will still taste delicious. 

Todays' recipe is meant to be a base recipe that you can jazz up however you like.   I always add extra veggies to my lentils and then depending on my mood, I adjust them using the ideas below.   If you make a big batch, you can divide it up into different meals with different flavor comibinations and freeze them for later.  Lentils freeze well.  What are your favorite flavor combinations for lentils?

  • Plain:  Eat it as is!  It’s delicious all on it’s own.
  • BBQ:  Toss tonight’s lentils with 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce, adjusting points and calories accordingly.  Sounds strange but it’s delicious
  • Italian:  Stir in 14 oz. diced Italian tomatoes and top with some fresh basil.
  • Asian:  Add 3-4 tbsp. green or red curry paste.
Prep Time

Slow Cooker Red Lentils

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Ingredients

6
  • 2 cups red lentils, rinsed
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 U sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cups acorn squash, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cups kale
  • salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
2/3 -3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 969mg
42%
Total Carbohydrate 55g
18%
Dietary Fiber 22g
86%
Sugars 6g
Protein 19g

Directions

  1. Add everything to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours.
  2. Eat as is or use on of the suggestions below to mix things up.
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