Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal.
Prepare this before you leave for work in the morning and come home to this delicious, warm and hearty stew.
1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
¾ cup green lentils
¼ cup red lentils
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup tomato puree
4 cups vegetable broth
⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
½ tsp. cumin
¼ tsp. nutmeg
Place all ingredients in slow cooker.
Cover and set on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.
Serves 2- 4