Isn’t it nice when you have a group of recipes that are your favorites, cook up quickly and are healthy to boot? I have quite a slew of them but this Hearty Chickpeas and Red Lentils Recipe is a standard ‘go to’ for me.
After a full day of ‘life’ it is really nice to have something so simple and delicious to throw together. Lots of texture and spices to make it the perfect dinner or side dish.
One thing that has been added to my life lately is yoga. I still try to do regular exercises but most of the time I tell myself that just running around like I do is enough. It really isn’t. Especially for strengthening your core and muscles.
Healthy living, yoga and wellness is my new mantra so I bend and hold, stretch and hold, balance and hold. I had no idea you could work up such a sweat from holding a pose. I love it!
Hearty Chickpeas and Red Lentils
- 1 1/2 cup carrots - about 2 large carrots, chopped very small
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups red lentils - dried
- 1 cup dairy-free milk
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup water
- 2 Roma tomatoes , diced
- 15 ounces chickpeas - drained, also called garbanzo beans
- 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Partially boil the carrots then drain and set aside.
- To a large pot add the oil and heat to medium. Add the onion and saute until translucent. About 10 minutes.
- Add the red lentils, dairy-free milk, vegetable broth, water, tomatoes, partially cooked carrots, garbanzo beans, garam masala ( This is a homemade recipe that is so easy to make and it will help you save money too), curry powder and salt.
- Stir well.
- Bring to a quick boil and then turn down and simmer on medium heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Stir to keep the beans from sticking about every 5 minutes.
- At the end of 20 minutes check to see if the lentils are done. If not, cook another 10 minutes and they will definitely be done.
- Taste and check for more salt or a dash of pepper but I don't think you will need any.
Food choices are another way to keep yourself in tip top condition. I make sure I get lots of plant protein and cook with products that help keep you healthy such as fruits, leafy greens, soy and other legumes. The list goes on and on. You can also check Protein Power for more healthy recipes.
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