I'm literally SO excited to share this one with you guys! This is one of my favorite recipes that I created last summer and it's the perfect meal for warmer weather, even though it is a chili. I've tried this recipe out a few times and recently realized putting sour cream on top is the BOMB! I also wanted to make a meal for dinner that was light, filling, and nutrient dense since my body has not been happy with what I've been eating recently (oops!). I used lentils which are filled with fiber to help keep your digestive system happy, keep you fuller longer, and they are a good source of protein alongside having SO MANY vitamins and minerals that also help to maintain blood sugar levels. I also added in some turmeric powder which helps to combat inflammation, and a bit of spice to help spike my metabolism. Overall, this is the perfect vegetarian dish that's loaded with good-for-you ingredients.
You Will Need:
Begin by rinsing the lentils, and set them aside to drain.
In a medium sauce pan, lightly coat the bottom with olive oil, and heat on medium-high. Once hot, add in the garlic and onions, and cook until lightly brown- about two minutes.
Add in the carrots, celery, sweet potato, and tomato, and cook another 3-5 minutes, stirring regularly.
Next, add in the rinsed lentils and stir until they are coated in oil, mixing for about a minute.
Add in the broth, spices, lime juice, and stir to combine.
Cover the pot and let cook until majority of the liquid is absorbed and the lentils are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Top it off with chopped scallions and sour cream if desired!
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