Crockpot lentils

 

crockpotlentils

These lentils are on regular rotation around here, frequently as taco ‘meat’ or with brown rice & Brussels sprouts, just swap out the Mexican seasoning for allspice…

Into the crockpot, set on low for 6 hours:

  • 2 c lentils, rinsed & drained
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 3c veggie broth
  • 1c water
  • 1 jar salsa (I like the Newman’s Own Mild Salsa)
  • 1 TB cumin
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili poweder
  • 2 tsp oregano

Serve in lettuce wraps (or organic blue corn taco shells), topped with pico/salsa, avocado & sriracha

Quick & Healthy Breakfast Options

Overnight Oats

I either put these together while I’m fixing dinner or making my kids’ lunches. They’re ridiculously easy, delicious, and they keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

overnight oatsBase: 1/3 c Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 c nut milk

Add-ins:(Just before serving)

1-2TB Cacao nibs

1-2 TB Almonds or Walnuts

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

Few shakes cinnamon

Diced fresh fruit

 

Typically enjoyed cold, although could be warmed on stove (best) or in microwave (although I’m not a fan).

Chia Pudding

Again – mix it up at night & it’s ready in the morning when you are.

chia pudding

 

Base: 1/4 c Chia seeds

1 c Nut milk

1/4 tsp Vanilla extract

Shake/stir and store in fridge overnight in jar or covered bowl.

Add-ins: Fresh fruit

Cacao nibs

Almonds

Typically eaten cold.

Instant option:

Nature’s Path Organic Qi’a Creamy Coconut Gluten-Free Oatmeal

Superfood qia oatmealSuper clean superfood ingredients

(Chia, Buckwheat, Hemp, Coconut)

This makes a great breakfast or filling snack!

Again, add in sliced strawberries or your favorite fruit, cinnamon, cacao nibs or powder, drizzle of maple syrup, sliced banana & nut butter.