Makes: 8 servings
This lentil stew is full of wholesome vegetables, protein, and fiber. Although it can cook for several hours in the crockpot, the “hands on” preparation time is low.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 bay leaves
1 large onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrot, chopped
2 cups kale, chopped
2 cups chard, chopped
2 cups dried lentils
8 cups vegetable broth (or stock)
1 can chopped tomatoes (16 ounces)
- Sauté onion and garlic with olive oil.
- Combine sauté mix with the rest of the ingredients in a crock pot.
- Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
- Spoon stew into bowls to serve and top with a dollop of fat-free or low-fat plain yogurt (optional).