Veggie lentil stew


After an amazing yoga class I was craving something hearty and healthy on this cold February day. I stopped at Wegman’s and grabbed a rotisserie chicken and a bag of stew veggies and headed home. The rest of the ingredients I had in my pantry and decided to throw in there to make a delicious and EASY soup. The soup took about 30 minutes to make and now I have a yummy lunch option for this week. I hope all of you are enjoying your Sunday- cheers!

Ingredients:

  • 2  15oz cans of organic lentils
  • 1 40 oz packet of stew vegetables (if you don’t have a Wegman’s nearby the bag contains  a total of 10 cups of potatoes, carrots, onions and celery) Dice the veggies to a smaller size!
  • 1 24 oz bag of french green beans, diced to your preference
  • 1 yellow zucchini, diced
  • 6 fresh garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 15oz can of organic diced tomatoes
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 32 fl oz of organic low sodium chicken or veggie broth
  • Optional item: rotisserie chicken with the skin off, and diced

Steps:

  1. Start by pouring the chicken or veggie broth into a large pot, add the diced veggies (potatoes, carrots, onions and celery), add the tomatoes, lentils, garlic, zucchini. Keep heat at medium/high.
  2. Add the garlic powder and salt, salt and pepper and cover turn heat to medium/low and let cook for 20 minutes.
  3. If you would like to add chicken to the dish, prepare that now. I used a rotisserie chicken, took the skin off and diced the white meat into smaller chunks. Add the chicken after the 20 minutes is up and uncover, continue cooking on low for 15-20 more minutes. photo-19

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